attaching the skeg to Prameke Sail version

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attaching the skeg to Prameke Sail version

Post by seatime » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:09 am

I am in the process of attaching the skeg to the Prameke...Should I bed it in epoxy with stainless steel screws and washers also securing it. Or bed in marine grade calk. The thing that concerns me is if I ever have to replace the skeg that has been embedded in epoxy...well, its going to break off some of the hull in the epoxied area.

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Re: attaching the skeg to Prameke Sail version

Post by Jaysen » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:22 am

Epoxy. If I recall screws should be temporary. To remove the skeg use a oscillating multi tool (what I call the SOB tool). With that and a flush cut blade you can get right at the hull with no damage.

If you think about it, leaving a tad of the old skeg as a "mounting stump" would make a new skeg easier to attach. Scribe a straight line on the old skeg, cut off the damaged part, make a new "all straight edges" skeg, epoxy, glass, fair and graphite. shape, alignment and clamping would be a bit easier than trying to match the curves of the hull.
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Re: attaching the skeg to Prameke Sail version

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:27 am

It's shown in the Sticth and Glue 101:
http://bateau2.com/howto/sg101_8.php

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Re: attaching the skeg to Prameke Sail version

Post by seatime » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:54 pm

Thanks for the info and link in regard to the keel/skeg installation. WILL DO!
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