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Message 9 of 9
Posted by member Robert Sneddon on Tuesday 10 March 2020

Thank you Simon
I will follow your guidance and use the primer first.
Many thanks again for your help and excellent advice. It is very much appreciated.
Kind regards
Robert

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Message 8 of 9
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Monday 9 March 2020

Hi Robert,
The material between the hull and deck mouldings is not sealant. It is bonding material to fix the hull and deck moulding together. If you remove the loose material. You can then clear the area and then use a sealant like skiaflex 291i the sealant will seal better if you use a skiaflex primer to give you a bonding between the two surfaces and keep the joint watertight.

Regards
Simon Papendick

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Message 7 of 9
Posted by member Robert Sneddon on Monday 9 March 2020

Hi Simon
I eased away a little of the rubber fender strip last year and found the sealer between the the hull and the deck behind the rubber on the port side was quite brittle and broken away in places. So I want to remove this side, clean out and replace the sealer.
Regards Robert.

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Message 6 of 9
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Monday 9 March 2020

Hi Robert,
Which join are you trying to seal?
Regards
Simon Papendick

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Message 5 of 9
Posted by member Robert Sneddon on Monday 9 March 2020

Hi all
Removing my rubber fender on the port side of my Family Pilot to reseal the joint.
My intention is to use Sikaflex 291i.
Can anyone tell me if this would be suitable or is there anything better.
Kind regards
Robert

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Message 4 of 9
Posted by member Michael Williams on Monday 27 August 2018

Many thanks to both Simon& Kenny for their extremely helpful replies and Simon for his contact details in case we need more guidance. It is much appreciated and demonstrates the value of HOC membership.
Apologies for delay in replying, which is due to the sudden illness of an elderly relative.

Thanks again,
Mike

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Message 3 of 9
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Thursday 2 August 2018

Hi Michael,
I was a hardy Marine employee from 1983 to 1990, I have fitted and repaired a number of stanchions on the Hardy Marine range of boats and a number of Hardy 25's and never come across the insert on the top rubber fendering being fragile. I have just had to do a repair and refit a number of stanchions just over the past few months and have just picked out the insert with a small screwdriver to remove it from the fender to expose the fixings that hold the fender in position and when I finished the job just re-inserted the strip in the centre of the fender. These boats were from 1983 and 1987 and the inserts were still the original inserts. The only thing you have to do to the fender when doing any repairs to the stanchions is to heat up the rubber fender with a heat gun to be able to move it away from the hull to expose the fixings for the stanchion bases and place a couple of wooden wedges between the fender and the hull to have enough room to get a spanner on the nuts behind the fender. once it is done just warm up the fender and re-fix it with the fixings and new rivets. I hope this helps you. If you need anymore help just call me on my mobile 07585506960.

Regards

Simon Papendick
J-Star Marine Services
Former Hardy Marine employee 1983 to 1990

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Message 2 of 9
Posted by member Kenny Clark on Thursday 2 August 2018

* Michael,

Seals Direct have huge selection of rubber, PVC extrusions. Pretty sure they will have fender and insert. I got white insert for rubber window seal. Check out product code PFB 169 fender with fixing strip. This may be what you are looking for.

www.sealsdirect.co.uk
sales@sealsplusdirect.co.uk
01425 617722. International +44 1425 617722
Seals + Direct Ltd, Unit 6, Milton Business Centre,Wick Drive,New Milton, Hants. BH25 6RH. UK.

Good luck,

Kenny

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Message 1 of 9
Posted by member Michael Williams on Wednesday 1 August 2018

We have a 1992 Hardy 25 with stanchions along the sides, which we understand were a factory fitted option. Someone has bent a stanchion. To remove it the boatyard need to remove the silver plastic strip that fits inside the black plastic fender strip fitted to the outside edge of the gunwhale. The boatyard are concerned that due to UV the strip will be fragile and break up and would like me to source a new one.

Anyone know where I can obtain a new length of plastic insert ?

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