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bayme 12-03-2002 08:52 AM

gelcoat shaver
has anyone used a dedicated marine shaver to strip gelcoat off of a hull?

deseely 12-04-2002 08:24 AM

gelcoat shaver
I have seen one in use and it looked like a hand held planer with a carbide blade. When I had to strip gelcoat on one of my boats, I purchased a planer and tried it. It works great for about 1 minute, then the blade is dull. The original blades are high speed steel rather than carbide. There is one place I know that sells carbide blades for hand planers.

bayme 12-05-2002 05:51 AM

gelcoat shaver
Did you find that once you replaced the planer with carbide baldes it worked well? A power planer costs about 1/5 what a dedicated marine shaver costs (why should I be surprised)

deseely 12-07-2002 09:31 AM

gelcoat shaver
I never bothered to buy the carbide blades. I found so much damage to the hull that I stripped everything of value from the boat and took the hull to the local landfill. I latter found out that the boat had broken loose from its mooring during a storm and washed up on a rocky beach.

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