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Date: Sun, 17 Aug. 2003 23:36:47 -0770 (PDT)
From: Joy Sxxxx <email@example.com>
Remember me? Joy Smith and her sunk boat in Papua New Guinea around Christmas time last year??
By the time I finally left my boat and got off the island, got to civilization and then found your website, in my desperate search for an air-shippable underwater epoxy, we had been marooned on remote Hermit Is., PNG for two months. Banshee sank on October 21, 2002, in three minutes, after hitting a coral head and was completely underwater for three days. There was a 6 ft. crack through the hull and a punched in hole about a foot in diameter. The damage was massive.
Leslie patched the hull with old Z-Spar Splash Zone and a piece of wood a villager
shaped with an axe. We kedged it off the reef, winched it upright, and then the villagers built an underwater cradle
of lashed together logs to support Banshee. We bailed with buckets during a very low tide at night. She floated.
The inside of the boat was trashed, the electric/electronics destroyed, the engine unusable, lots of things stolen,
and diesel oil, sandy sea water and ocean bottom rubble and mold covered everything. But the sailing rig survived.
However, it soon became apparent that the old Z-Spar patch would never hold for a 300 mile open sea voyage to Madang, PNG and dry dock for hull repair. As I told you when I wrote in December, the hull was steadily leaking, and we knew the temporary repair would not last much longer.
I was desperate to save my boat that has been my life for 32 years.
I bought your underwater epoxy, and you shipped it to Manus Is., PNG. I picked it up and returned to the remote island of Hermit-what a name!! Almost didn't make it back as a storm came up while we were in the open 26 ft. boat making it back to the island. 36 hrs in an open boat with heavy seas with local bush people and me! BUT I HAD THE EPOXY AND KNEW WE WOULD NOW SAIL BANSHEE OFF HERMIT.
The whole saga is a very very long story of an incredible three month ordeal for two
women alone. I got back to Hermit in mid January, and Les and I applied your stuff according to your directions.
We patched the hull inside and out as you said. By then, the leakage from the 10 year old Z-Spar Splash Zone was
getting worse. However, your stuff stopped all the leaks.
After 3 weeks of working on the boat, we left Hermit for the voyage to Madang, PNG. Sailing the 300 miles with no engine, no electronics, no autopilot, no functioning life raft, and very little food or water. There were very high winds and rough seas and then dead calms, and we only had wind and sails alone to get us across that ocean. YOUR REPAIR STUFF HELD!! The hull had a fierce pounding-but no leaks. WE MADE IT!! We were towed in at the entrance to Madang Harbor and collapsed in exhaustion.
If we had not had your epoxy - our boat which is our life would still be under water at Hermit. We owe a debt of gratitude to you. The boat was put up in a primitive dry dock, and we literally cut out the repaired hull with a diamond tipped saw. Your stuff eats sanding grinders! We are good at epoxy repair of hulls-thank goodness, because no one here knew anything. Before we had properly repaired big holes where thru-hulls had been removed by building up larger and larger layers of mat and roving with epoxy resin. Leslie is very good at that-having worked in a fiberglass repair shop. This was just a bigger job.
Ghastly work. We have pictures of the repair and the 6 ft. long crack and hole in the hull.
We are now safely sitting in an anchorage in Madang rebuilding, and rewiring with our very limited funds. We plan to leave Madang for Guam and employment in December. The story became such an incredible one about doing the impossible that some publishers in the states are interested. I am writing a book about the whole ordeal. There will be an article in Sailing magazine. An article in the online magazine of Andrew Corp.. makers of our GPS antenna, has gone to press. Now, ACR Electronics, maker of our EPIRB that notified authorities of our disaster, is interested in an online article.
All because you were kind, took time to help me, and had the right stuff. I should have written many times before, but work on the boat kept interrupting me. Its been non-stop since we got in. You and your company will have star billing in any written piece that comes from me. Also, I think its important for sailors to feel that if the unspoken fear that we all have - holing and sinking - actually happens, one has options other than just walking away as so many told me to do. Two women did this - they can to! I am 61 and Leslie is 44. We did not walk away!
I feel that any person taking a boat to sea anywhere, anytime, should carry your product aboard and know how to apply it. If I can assist you in distributing or advertising your product, I am more than happy to do so.
Joy S. and Leslie B.,
US Yacht Banshee
Madang, Papua New Guinea
Since the 2002/2003 sinking and repair the Wet Dry 700 epoxy can no longer be shipped outside the USA.
The the thick but rollable Corro Coat FC 2100A can still be air shipped and thickeners can be added to make it more
of a paste. The Quick Fix 2300 has limited structural adhesion and is being phased out.
The Wet Dry 700 and the Corro Coat FC 2100A remain top selling products both for underwater and dry surface repairs.
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"The Wet Dry 700 epoxy paste worked great for patching for the rotted dingy transom. I cut out the rot, fitted new oak pieces, and patched with the Wet Dry 700 epoxy. Easy as pie." -- John 1/15
The Wet Dry 700 epoxy putty is a product that many people buy for a specific project (sunken boat, rot repair, wet surface or underwater patching, gluing things together etc.) and then come back and purchase more, "just to have around". It cannot be shipped by air and cannot be shipped outside of the lower 48 states. Order it BEFORE you need it! As the owner of the sunken yacht proclaim, - DON'T GO OFFSHORE WITHOUT IT!
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Underwater epoxy for Emergency hull repair - sinking yacht Case Study
Find Corro Coat FC 2100 in our marine catalog -- in our industrial catalog
Note: one underwater repair trick is to soak sponge/foam rubber with this epoxy and then jam (caulk) underwater seams, cracks, holes, etc. with the epoxy soaked foam. It will swell to form a tight seal and become rock hard.
Find WET/DRY 700 in our marine catalog -- in our industrial catalog. This underwater epoxy boat repair product can no longer be shipped by air. - THIS THE OUR #1 - BEST - EMERGENCY REPAIR EPOXY
Note: we also sell the Splash Zone product mentioned above, no longer a Z Spar product.
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WET DRY 700 (tm) - kevlar (tm) / feldspar/ceramic industrial grade epoxy paste. Cures underwater or on dry surfaces. If you only kept one epoxy putty repair product on your boat, workshop, or tool box, this would be it. This off-white epoxy (turns yellow over time) can be applied underwater. It has saved sinking boats, leaking swimming pools, repaired rotting window sills, and bonded wood to wood, wood to cement walls etc. Wall mud or cake icing thick. Not be be confused with our thick light blue or white Water Gard 300 epoxy paint which can also be applied underwater (generally pool repairs or marine barrier coats) or our thick, gray, kevlar (tm) reinforced epoxy underwater paint, Corro Coat fc2100A. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO on all three of these industrial epoxies.
Jeff (1/2013) I cannot believe how incredible this Wet Dry 700 is. It's revolutionary. The original repair to my storm shelter would have lasted years if the shelter would just stop shifting around in the ground. DON'T STOP SELLING THIS STUFF.
(10/2013) Comments: Returning - Underwater boat repair - My third or fourth order and am still quite pleased with the result. It has many uses above and below the water line.
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ALUTHANE MCU - Moisture Cured Urethanes for Home - Marine - Industrial
(steel, fiberglass, wood, aluminum, concrete)
"Many aircraft paint systems use finely powdered aluminum as a blocker, and this is a proven technology. The paint must stick well to dacron, retain good flexibility for many years, and generally be a tough coating. It should seal the fabric, reducing any airflow (air leakage) to a minimum. In my experience Aluthane meets these requirements.
Aluthane wets out on dacron beautifully. It penetrates and seals, too. I made up a 18" x 20" test panel and stretched 2.7 oz aviation fabric at 300F.
I had Aluthane on a dacron outdoor test panel for five years. It was still in good condition after five years, and continued to adhere well. I flew an airplane for four years with the Aluthane topcoated with Polyfiber Bahama Blue. Both the Aluthane and the topcoat remained flexible.
Aluthane also appears to stick like crazy to both aluminum and fiberglass!" email - 10/14
"Hi Paul,-- We have been using the Aluthane product for 6 years now and it has been a blessing for our business." (11/14)
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Tom wrote (10/2008):
Thanks Paul; here are a few comments on the Aluthane.
I was looking for a product to use on the 4" steel pilings on a newly constructed boat house. I wanted to extend the life of the piles and the overall structure since the boathouse cost roughly $50K to build. Aluthane was recommended. At the time, the water was down around three feet from normal pool so I was able to paint roughly 4 feet of the piling that was exposed. For prep, I used a simple paint scraper to smooth off the rough, loose rust and then a wire brush. I did not put a lot of effort into preparation. Total prep time per piling was no more than 3-5 minutes. I used a 3" roller and rolled the Aluthane on. Again, very simple and quick. The Aluthane will run, so you do have to roll it on and smooth any runs with another quick roll over.
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