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Subject: Cypress Dugout Repair after Hurricane Katrina

Date: June 2006

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A customer sent us these pictures of the restoration of a Cypress Dugout, located in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The house was destroyed but the Dugout survived. Products used for the restoration were CPES*, Fill-It Epoxy Filler*, and Tropical Hardwood Epoxy Adhesive*. —Dr. Rot

Picture 1 - Cypress Dugout found

1. Cypress Dugout found.

Picture 2 - Up on sawhorses for sanding

2. Up on sawhorses for sanding.

Picture 3 - Treated with CPES

3. Treated with CPES*.

Picture 4 - Blocks installed on inside of hull to align split bottom Picture 5 - Blocks installed on outside of hull to align split bottom

4–5. Blocks installed on hull to align split bottom.

Picture 6 - Hull split closed with epoxy adhesive

6. Hull split closed with Tropical Hardwood Epoxy Adhesive*.

Picture 7 - Bulkhead installed with epoxy filler

7. Bulkhead installed with Fill-It Epoxy Filler*.

Picture 8 - Seat installed over bulkhead

8. Seat installed over bulkhead.

Picture 9 - Varnished and ready-to-go!

9. Varnished and ready-to-go! Attentive and ready for duck hunting is “Bopp’s Rising Star”- Zoe.

* These products are unavailable, we are selling comparable products that will perform these same tasks. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance with which products to use.

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Contact us by phone 206-364-2155 or e-mail (send us your pictures) at drrot@rotdoctor.com and we will gladly answer questions about our products or how to apply them. With 20+ years of experience and many more in the boating and construction industries, not much surprises us. We are here to help our customers solve their issues. Let us help you to not have any surprises in your repair project.

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