Please explain how you would use this tape for the purposes mentioned. Dick
Hi Sonia and all,
I believe there is little to do to ensure hull integrity for a fiberglass hull, aside from being a well-engineered and well-built boat, in the face of a container or running up on rocks or coral. For those encounters, a metal boat beats all.
I thought I might share what I did to Alchemy. She is well built and quite robust, so I probably would not have done this if I was not doing bottom work already.
From just above the waterline to the lead keel along the leading edge of the hull, I added 3 layers of carbon fiber. The layers wrapped around the leading edge and went back 6, 8, and 10 inches.
I do not really have a clue as to how much difference it would make in a collision, but it made me feel better, especially when in Greenland with ice around. Basically, I had the opportunity to do this, so I took it. But I am not necessarily recommending: just reporting.
My best, Dick Stevenson, s/v Alchemy