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Old 05-30-2013   #1
Missoula, Montana
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Sanding area after large weld?

Hey All,

A buddy of mine did me a solid and welded a large hole in the bottom of my creek boat. After a couple searches this may be referred to as the "Tom/Christian method" here on the buzz.

My buddy suggested that the only thing that I should do to get it ready for the water is sand it, which makes sense because it is quite rough on the bottom. Should I do this with a little palm sander?

Also, like some suggest, should I throw some bitchuthene on the inside in case it cracks on this large patch. Really, it seems like the patch is stronger and thicker plastic than the surrounding non-patched plastic. It is a Nomad with lots of previous use, just trying to extend it for a little longer. Thanks for suggestions.

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Cracked under your seat? Maybe a layer of foam under your seat to keep excessive flex to a minimum--without making a hard spot. Thanks to burnor for the suggestion.
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