11.6. Fair in Excess Glue

  1. Using a squeegee, putty knife, or tongue depressor, fill in the gap between the running surface of the hull and the Actuator Plate with excess adhesive, as shown below. Apply extra adhesive as needed.
Figure 53 – Adhesive Filling Between Hull Bottom and Actuator Plate
  1. The smooth transition from the hull bottom to the Seal Plate is critical for achieving the best performance out of the system.
  2. Using a squeegee, putty knife, or tongue depressor, clean away excess adhesive.
  3. Fillet excess adhesive on the upper edges of the Transom Plate to the transom. Apply extra adhesive as needed.
  4. Remove the masking tape from the Wedge Pack Assembly and transom. If needed, clean any excess adhesive using acetone or denatured alcohol and plain white paper towels.
  5. Allow resin to cure before proceeding. Some adhesives have ‘handling times’ where the product feels firm but is not ready for loading. Some adhesives also have required times before submersion. Please follow the adhesive manufacturer’s instructions.
  6. After fairing, check that the drain hole has remained clear. See Figure 47.