Hi Swaylocks forum!
This is my first post after lurking for hours and hours and hours on the discussion forum - man, have I learned a lot (not only about building and repairs, but also about all of your unique personalities!).
So, I scored this free 10' Hobie that needs a lot of work, and while I've done some successful and clean ding repairs in the past, this has become my proving ground for more complicated work. I would thoroughly appreciate any guidance on my plan of attack.
The nose had a good chunk hanging off (first pic) ths starboard side, so I removed the deck and bottom glass and also noticed a big area of rotted foam (maybe eaten by bugs?) also on the starboard side of the stringer. Cleaned that out and now I'm filling with epoxy and qcell (not terribly concerned about weight, what's another pound on this log?) and epoxied the broken nose chunk. Plan is to:
1. sand flush the epoxy/qcell bits and lightly sand the foam, then skim with some spackle and sand
2. epoxy lam with 2x6oz on deck and bottom in a V shape overlapping the cut made when removing the original glass by about a foot or two (mabye I'll paint the nose patch black after hotcoating, maybe not)
The deck (second pic) has a serious delam between those chunks of old glass as a reference point. Now, there are the Harbour and injection methods, and I've read way too much about each. Since this was a free beater, and I'd like to get it in the water sooner than later and not invest tooooooo much time, I was planning on going the epoxy injection route and weighing it all down with sandbags (and hoping for the best!). Then sand the deck and lam a 4 foot or so 6oz deck patch.
Based on the pics, sound legit?