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Old 09-08-2013, 07:48 PM
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After towing my boat home from the cottage for the season I discovered the following damage. As far as I can tell a rock got trapped between the waterline cover and the gel coat. The stone worked it's way back to the drivers corner and worked its' magic while trapped in the tight waterline cover. This is my first summer with the boat. Dragged it all the way back from Florida to Ontario this past March. The original owner took great care of it. It was basically wrapped in flannel PJ's all summer as I upgraded and refreshed the boat front to back. For this to happen at the end of the summer on the drive home turns my stomach!

Is the corner a tough gel coat repair? Any idea how much a pro would charge to do it right? Mechanical doesn't scare me. I'm out of my element with fibreglass & gel coat. Strange thing is I was just asking questions about gel coat on another post for a potential project. Should of kept my mouth shut! I had taken a picture of the platform weeks back and it shows that corner of the boat on the lift. The present isn't cool. I can't leave it like this for long. What would you do?


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Old 09-08-2013, 07:53 PM
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I would do it my self - a bunch of threads here on it...
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:11 PM
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If you have any DIY ability, you should be able to tackle this job. The nice thing is that if you don't like your first results, you can just sand out your repair and try again.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:11 PM
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lol mmm I want to see pics of the whole boat that looks nice
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:38 PM
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That picture makes me sick to look at. I don't care what the weather's doing I'll never trailer with the cover on again.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:55 PM
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Ouch.
That's a rare freak accident. That may never happen again in a million years.

Great looking platform on that 86
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:03 PM
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:05 PM
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I'm sure you could tackle that job yourself, and do a great job of it.

Fantastic looking boat too.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:24 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I'll start doing some research. This fix wasn't in the cards. I was actually getting ready to pull Velvet Drive this fall as it developed a vibration towards the end of August and is probably ready for a rebuild after 27yrs. I'll keep you posted. Let me know if you have any preferred gel coat threads for newbies.

A couple of quick pics for gsxrjtt

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Old 09-08-2013, 10:25 PM
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Geez, are you sure that was a rock? Pretty heavy duty damage. Not that it matters now, but it looks more like it was hitting against something when it was moored. I can understand how it can make you cry. Beautiful boat. Have fun.....
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