Fluidesign: Battered, but unbowed

I went and removed the tree from my poor boat.  Then I gently removed the cover.  I tried to massage it back into a boat like shape.  With a loud pop, it started to look like a boat again.

A ton of damage, but at least it looks like a boat.  Remarkable resilience really.


The before picture

2016-04-08 17.40.10The after pictures

So, the fine folks from Fluidesign will be picking it up on April 20th and taking a shot at repairing it.  If they succeed, I now have a great boat name “Phoenix”, or maybe the french version “Fenix”.


5 thoughts on “Fluidesign: Battered, but unbowed

    • gregsmith01748 says:

      There are 4 areas or major damage where they will need to cut away and replace the laminate. They seem pretty confident that it can be repaired, but time will tell if the boat runs straight, sets well and is stiff.
      They think it will add about 2 pounds to the boat weight, which is ok with me.


  1. dcyyz says:

    I’m just catching up with your blog. I saw this pic on RI and just cringed but never thought it would be yours. I hope you get it sorted.
    FWIW a guy here only strapped his Empacher to the trailer at the back. It folded over and was written off.


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