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    Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 12:18pm
Hi, can anyone tell me if there were any Buzz hulls made from epoxy?  I have to do a small repair where the seem is showing signs of cracking and I presume that they are polyester but better to check.

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Hi,

All Buzzes were polyester and not epoxy.

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Stu, Thanks.  Repair already done and boats is back down at the club being sailed.  Looking to put an inspection hatch in to sponge out the last dribble of water - what size are the new boats made with and is there a central dwarf bulkhead in the hull?  Does it matter which side (Port or Stbd) of the rudder rise?
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Hi.

I thought you would have done the repair by now, I should check this forum more often!

The buoyancy hatch is a 100mm version like this - http://www.vantagesailing.com/PBSCProduct.asp?ItmID=11084627

It was fitted on the port hand side by Topper, but either side is fine. Once the hole is cut then you need to remove a square of foam and then fibreglass in order to get to the lower surface. It’s best to then fit the rudder fittings with nuts and bolts rather than screws. If a screw snaps then it’s difficult to remove the part left in the hull! So best to change before the screw breaks.

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