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Kaskazi Kayak Clinic - How to repair a "Dorado"

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by newdave, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. newdave

    newdave Guest

    The subject of durability regards the Dorados has been brought up a few times now, thought a few might be interested in what to do if you bash em.
    Although GRP is not as durable in a crash as plastic its certainly more repairable.
    Buzz discovered that his rocket had a small crack in the keel, at first he thought it was just the gel coat and repaired it with plastic padding gel coat, but the crack reappeared so we enlisted the help of a neighbor of mine who is a retired boatbuilder who confirmed that the crack would need grinding out and repairing properly. the main problem with this was that the area was not accessible from inside and he felt that it needed to be repaired from the inside to keep it strong. our solution was to cut an access hole in the well and install a new hatch that also increases the below deck storage and allows the c tug to be carried inside.

    the crack after grinding away outside
    fiberglass repair from inside, clear resin was used, white would have looked nicer
    new hatch
    and the finished repair outside
    the new hatch is so good I am thinking that i may install one in mine straight away. :happy:
  2. quint

    quint Watch out Emperor Zorg's about

    Re: how to repair a Dorado

    Mint job that Spawn - will have to get mine up to Ayton Boat Repairs soon :embarrass:
  3. Ramsrod

    Ramsrod Rockling

    Could be a new buisness venture for you there Dave. Perhaps all you Dorado men should stay in deeper water from now on and leave the shallows for me :whistle:
  4. carpyken

    carpyken New Member

    Kaskazi Clinic - I love it :laugh: :laugh: sounds like a surgery for STDs picked up off toilet seats :laugh: Not that I would know :whistle:

    Theres gonna be so much fibre glass washed up under Bempton next year . . . . . :laugh:
  5. Dav

    Dav Rockling

    Ouch , i bet that is the pit falls of going the dorado route ...

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