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Can anyone recommend someone for a repair job to a fiberglfor a 1987 CAL33. The story goes that one side of the outside hull was melted/burned during a fire on the boat next to mine. The fire ate the epoxy and melted/charred the first few layers of roving but not through into the cabin. Any recommendations on individuals or yards near Portsmouth, NH would be greatly appreciated.
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Robin hood marina has a good reputation. Not cheap, however.
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You could try york harbor Marine or kittery point yacht yard, but I couldn't speak to the quality of their work. Certainly closer to you and may be worth getting quotes.
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Great Bay Marine is also a possibility.

My notes say there is 46' of clearance under the bridge to access Great Bay. More at low tide, of course.

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Re: Fiberglass hull repair

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Can anyone recommend someone for a repair job to a fiberglfor a 1987 CAL33. The story goes that one side of the outside hull was melted/burned during a fire on the boat next to mine. The fire ate the epoxy and melted/charred the first few layers of roving but not through into the cabin. Any recommendations on individuals or yards near Portsmouth, NH would be greatly appreciated.
You did not say how extensive the damaged area is in size, but as much as I hate to say this, it could easy cost way more to properly repair that kind of damage, than the boat is worth. The reality is that your hull is not epoxy (which in this case is a good thing since epoxy tolerates heat worse than polyester) but polyester, and enough heat to burn off the gelcoat and expose roving would be sufficient to destroy the strength of the laminate that is far beyond the damage that you can see. Cutting away that section of the boat with likely damage and building a fair and structural sound replacement is a very expensive proposition.

Make sure you get a firm fixed price from the yard before you spend any money moving the boat.

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Re: Fiberglass hull repair

Or grind it out and do it yourself. Cheap, easy, can be more solid than it was.
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