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VOL XXIV, NO 29

Belzona® Fixes Pilot Boat Rubbing Strip

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Marine company, Wales

 
 

Application Date:

October 2008

 
 

Application Situation:

Rubbing strip on Rigid Inflatable (RIB) pilot boat.

 
 

Problem:

Due to the high cost of the new rubbing strip and the high cost of the boat being out of use, the client required a fast repair to put the boat back into service.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 2211 (MP Hi build Elastomer)

 

Substrate:

Rubber

 
 

Application Method:

Application carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet SOS-12. after preparing underside of rubbing strip and counterface on hull, the strip was positioned, spacers were used to ensure a level fit, and taped into place until Belzona cured.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The only alternative was to remove the complete rubbing strip from the boat tube and glue on a new one. This would have mean possible damage to the tube costing thousands of pounds.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. The RIB pilot boat
  2. New D section rubbing strip ready to be bonded into place
  3. Strip being bonded into place
  4. New section bonded on and held in place with tape unti Belzona cured
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com