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Old 12-03-2002
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has anyone used a dedicated marine shaver to strip gelcoat off of a hull?
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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. http://www.fiberglasssupply.com/Product_Catalog/ShapingTools/shapingtools.html
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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)
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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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