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#160345 - 11/13/08 12:43 PM Re: spitfire gelcoat crack [Re: Cheshirecatman]  
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I raced the Spitfire 1 up quite a few times in Club races. It's OK up to top of a 3, but getting a bit hairy from force 4 up.

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#160350 - 11/13/08 01:51 PM Re: spitfire gelcoat crack [Re: Dermot]  
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that tornado pic was scary!

Its a shame the spitfire can't be included in the f16 class, since it would probably help the class grow a bit.

There's quite a few spitfires at my club, and the odd shadow, but no F16's.

#160353 - 11/13/08 03:03 PM Re: spitfire gelcoat crack [Re: nutsy]  
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Most times cracks in the gelcoat are just that, I put the Tornado pic in just to show that it doesnt hurt to have a close look at cracks. I did a repair on the kids Arrow for a small delamination when I ground back the gelcoat and followed the cracks I had to chop out about 600mm from the bottom and inner sides. How do you know how bad a crack is without grinding it? If the inner tapes intact it would still hold air.

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