with the preformed patch. Check to be sure that the
and cut two or more bonding plies of glass cloth. The
preformed laminate fits snugly over the hole. It should
reinforcement material should be cut slightly larger
if the preformed patch and the damaged area have been
than the preformed patch.
properly scarfed. No backing plate is required when
After the resin and hardener have been mixed, apply
making this type of repair.
a coating to the scarfed section of the area to be repaired.
To make the reinforcement material, use the
(See fig. 4-21.) Then, coat the scarfed side of the patch
preformed patch as a pattern as shown in figure 4-20
piece with the resin mixture, as shown in figure 4-22.
Figure 4-21.--Coating the scarfed side of a damaged boat.
Figure 4-22.--Costing the scarfed side of the laminate patch.