Originally Posted by davidpm
1. Red bottom paint
2. Gel coat,
3. Large Dark green band (very hard)
The green looks like fiberglass. Fiberglass is often greenish or pinkish.
4. Small White band (Caulk like but rather soft)
No idea what this stuff could be... best guess is that it is sealant of some sort.
5. Large Black band (Like putty very, very soft)
This sounds like it was wood or some other organic material that just rotted.
Also, looks like fiberglass. As I said above... Fiberglass is often greenish or pinkish.
It looks to me like #6 is good glass.
What is #5 it is worthless?
What is #4 it is not much better?
What is the #3 layer
The two layers of softer material white and black (about 1/8”) is between the solid dark green layer and the tan pink layer #6 from the shaft log to as far as we have ground, which is now mid keel.
Also about half of the #6 layer is spider cracked and crumbling and we ground through the hull.
This boat was grounded before by the previous owner and repaired by the yard in an area of about 6” by 24” primarily with bondo directly behind the keel.
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