Structural problem with aka/ama joint

including Amas (Floats), Akas (Beams) , Swing Wing system and all other hull related issues.
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Mika Harju
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Structural problem with aka/ama joint

Post by Mika Harju »

I found a problem inside both amas. There was a quite serious damage on turning tables inside the amas.
Please see attached photos:
Please click on any of the photos to see them enlarged!

Image 1-Damaged turning table from outside

Image 2-Damaged turning table from inside

Image 3-Gelcoat and a part of damaged glass fibre removed

Image 4-New layers of glassfibre added
Last edited by Mika Harju on Thu 04 Jun 09, 14:08, edited 1 time in total.
Mika Harju
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Structural problem with aka/ama joint

Post by tpaliwoda »

Good that you caught that before it became a major problem.
I will have to check mine for that same problem this weekend.
Nice repair job!
Ted Paliwoda
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