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Old 08-11-2013, 04:08 PM
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Fiberglass damage on front tip " nose"

Newbie mistake here. When we were flipping the boat around at the doc manually, the person watching the nose did not do their job and it took some damage from the underside of the dock. I didn't notice it till I pulled it out at the end of the day.

Need some help on suggestions on what to do. Is it worth it to just have some fiberglass repairs done? If so can it wait till the end of the season? Should I do something to cover it temporarily so I can still use it till the end of the season which is 1.5 months away?
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:31 PM
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#1 - Looks like gel coat damage only...
#2 - DO NOT TALK ABOUT THE END OF THE SEASON YET!!!! YOU PUT A TIME FRAME ON IT...

#4 - Get a piece of white vinyl to cover it from a vinyl shop IMO - or white duct tape ... your going to clean the area with acetone anyway...
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:05 PM
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It looks like gel coat only, but that's just from the picture. If it were me, I would buy the small tube of gel coat repair from a auto parts or marine store and follow the directions. Over the winter, take it somewhere and get it repaired and color matched. But that's just me.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:11 PM
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That one shouldn't be too hard to take care of. Like Mike said, if you can't get to it soon, cover it with duct tape or something like that until the end of the season. Get the Everkote color matching gelcoat repair kit and follow the directions. Fill it in, shape the best you can, and then sand it when it is dry. It is best to do this work when the temp is in the low to mid 70s.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:48 PM
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:02 PM
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Grind the area plus 10% into a bevel. Mix up some epoxy resin 50/50 with mineral spirits. Brush that over the damaged area. It will soak into the fiberglass to form a solid bond. Once cured, lightly sand with 320grit and wipe clean with mineral spirits. Then, brush in new gelcote. Probably take three layers of gelcote to build up to the same depth as the area surrounding the damage.

Sand with 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1500 paper progressively. Buff with a mild grit compound. Wax.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:10 PM
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Grind the area plus 10% into a bevel. Mix up some epoxy resin 50/50 with mineral spirits. Brush that over the damaged area. It will soak into the fiberglass to form a solid bond. Once cured, lightly sand with 320grit and wipe clean with mineral spirits. Then, brush in new gelcote. Probably take three layers of gelcote to build up to the same depth as the area surrounding the damage.

Sand with 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1500 paper progressively. Buff with a mild grit compound. Wax.
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