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Re: First Fiberglass repair
By the looks of things, your boat has a few years of age. If you are planning on painting it after repairs are done, then I'd go with epoxy for my repairs. If you've never done this type of repair I'd recommend a bit of practice on an area thats not readily visible so you can hide any Uh...Oh's if you have to. How about inside a hatch or locker to start. If you are trying to re-gelcoat the repair, I can't help you as I'm not the gelcoat Guru as of yet....
Looks like you have a lot of stress cracks mostly. Any time fiberglass flexes more than a certain amount, the brittle thin layer called gelcoat will tend to crack. This also happens from minor impacts from objects too. My 1st attempts at repairs were hideous but I can at least say those days are far behind me now. Anther person asked for more info and that would helps us all to help you. Hope this helps. Bruce
ps Is that a Hunter pop-top I'm looking at?