Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Eagle River Wi.
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Re: OK, so I'm Sanding My Bottom...
Wow Squidd, it look s like you've opened a real can of worms. My guess it this boat as been filled and faired,, and fillled and faired,,, and filled and faired again, and not once was it done right.
I couldn't begin to tell you all the steps but you have to get down to a firm foundation. I hope you got a good deal on the boat.
Deal wise I'm doing OK... bought it at auction for under a grand, hauled it home for under a grand...and have it rigged and readied to sail for just a little over a grand (lottsa work on my part)....So depending on what the bottom takes I'll be on the water well under 4...
I'm not looking for a 30 year repair or "investment"...
I want to do it "well" and reasonably economical for now...I don't think I'll be going down to glass and re gelcoating the bottom, I just want to get it faired, waterproofed, hard coated and back in the water...
"Might as well take 'er out...If anything is gonna happen...It's gonna happen out there..."