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Hawk Slot Strip - 75mm Wide

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  • Hawk Slot Strip - 75mm Wide - By the Meter

    This product is Slot Strip which is 75mm wide and is available to purchase by the meter. Don't forget to buy some Thixofix contact adhesive to secure the slot strip in place.

    If you would like 5 meters of this slot strip then please purchase 5 items and you will get a continuous length that you can cut as needed.

    Slot Strip by Hawk is a specially formulated laminate of Polyester film and Dacron sailcloth.

    Slot strip has very special characteristics of rigidity, flexibility and tear resistance making it a perfect film to cover your centreboard/daggerboard slot to keep water out but allow your centreboard/daggerboard to pass through it.

    Slot Strip can also be used as transom flaps on Racing Dinghies and Rudder/keel fairings on Yachts.

    When fitting slot strip you will need to decide whether to fit 1 complete piece covering the whole slot and cut a centre slit down the middle for the centreboard/daggerboard to emerge, or whether you want 2 separate strips (1 on either side) that overlap by about 1cm.

    Most boat builder will fit the Slot Strip from new with epoxy or Sikoflex compounds. Hawk Marine Products recommend that for DIY replacements you use a contact adhesive.

    Slot Strip Fitting Instructions

    1. Firstly remove all traces of the old gasket and associated glue. This is best achieved using a sharp 1” chisel.
    2. Place masking tape or similar around the centreboard slot to ensure there is no glue spillage on the hull of your boat.
    3. Ensure the surface of the hull that is to be glued is dry and free from dust.
    4. Wait til both surfaces are touch dry. Un-pin the Slotstrip and attach one end to the boat.
    5. Apply plenty of pressure and work slowly to the other end and push the Slotstrip firmly into place.
    6. When you are happy it is properly in place, go over it with a small roller ensuring there is good contact over the whole area.
    7. Apply tape to the edges to ensure it stays down firmly while it dries.
    8. Leave for 12 hours to cure before removing the tape.

    If using 2 separate strips (one on either side) omit instructions 6 and 7 above.

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Frank Jones
75 mm Slot Strip

Excellent product.Would have preferred a 100 mm strip for RS100. However no problem in combining two 75 mm Strips and trimming to size. Using 3M VHB Tape to fix ..Cleaner and Simpler to achieve excellent bond

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john green
Slot Strip

Slot strip for a Classic International 14! Easy Order / Fast Delivery / Will use You guys again!

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Frank Jones
75 mm Slot Strip

Excellent product.Would have preferred a 100 mm strip for RS100. However no problem in combining two 75 mm Strips and trimming to size. Using 3M VHB Tape to fix ..Cleaner and Simpler to achieve excellent bond

j
john green
Slot Strip

Slot strip for a Classic International 14! Easy Order / Fast Delivery / Will use You guys again!

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