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Re: Transom Gelcoat Cracking Repair

Thanks to all for the great info/insights. The info from Rugosa appears spot-on, as there is clearly a seam straight through the middle of this area, and no visible damage from the interior of the hull.

I've sanded through all the visible crazing, and have a couple of thin layers of Evercoat that I'm feathering out now.

I too sprayed gelcoat a few times back in the day, and am thinking I'll probably do so again on this transom. Though I'll have to admit the ease of spraying paint is very tempting...

Again, thanks!
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Re: Transom Gelcoat Cracking Repair

I have heard that a preval sprayer works well.

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Re: Transom Gelcoat Cracking Repair

I was thinking of using bon do fiberglass fiber to repair the bow of dads boat any suggestion
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Re: Transom Gelcoat Cracking Repair

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I was thinking of using bon do fiberglass fiber to repair the bow of dads boat any suggestion

First, I suggest you think again. Lets see some pics of the damage. Bondo is only a weak filler, not suitable for repairs (or any other purpose on a boat IMHO).
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Re: Transom Gelcoat Cracking Repair

gelcoat, epoxy, 2 part undercoat; epoxy. Grind through the cracks and re apply, gelcoat.

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Re: Transom Gelcoat Cracking Repair

Gelcoat is not the easiest material to apply over epoxy. Many think it is impossible to do successfully. Paint could be a better option.

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