Broke my chesapeake 17!!!

Posted by Mike W on Jun 17, 2004

Hi All, I recently try a rear straddle re-entry in open water on my ches 17. I almost got situated, and flipped again. The second attempt, I decided to save a little time and threw my 215 pound frame over the back of the boat all at once. I heard a BIG CRACK when I tried to jump on the rear deck. I came to find a 3 foot long crack in my rear deck traveling right along the gunwale from the cockpit back to the hatch.

Anyone have any good ideas of how to patch this, make it look nice, and strong, without spending all year?