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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pinholes in the Hull

After the fiberglass that we laid up last night to stiffen the hull had cured,we put some water in the hull to check for any pinhole leaks. We did find a couple leaks, and as you can see by the picture, we marked them with a Sharpie and later put some epoxy inside the hull in the area of the pinholes. The pinholes we did discover were in areas where we did not add the extra fiberglas. I am thinking I may mix up some thinned epoxy and slosh it around the hull prior to putting the deck on. This will insure that any pinholes will be covered and not allow water to enter the hull. It is important to minimize the water getting in the hull as the cost of batteries, servos and the reciver are pretty high (water end electrical components do not mix well!)

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