These are photos of the original damage and the old repair cut away - 31/5/04. Click each thumbnail for enlarged view.
|This was the worst damage - on the port side of the nose. Lots of water leaking out of here!||This was an old repair on the starboard side where the filler was cracked. Digging out revealed poor adhesion between filler & orignal material. Note the glob of blood on the nose!||Port nose underside with the original filler removed. Again, filler had not adhered properly to the revealed foam. Significant cavity & delamination here!||Nose-on view|
|Whilst about to begin filling-in, I noticed this crack on the port rail.||Digging it out revealed only surface damage - just the skin was cracked, oddly enough.|
|2nd refill job on the nose - port side. Previous laminate had left air holes underneath due to air/gas being forced out of the foam core whilst the resin was curing. All had to be dug out & redone!|
|Two new cracks discovered - at a rather late stage!! Unfortunately, these had gone right through to the foam core, so another excavation job needed!|