Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
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Re: hull reinforcement.
Well, I took all the gel coat off the outside and did a big blister job, then came back in with the 5 coats of west with alum. powder for my barrier coat making it very strong as in hard and water tight. That was in 1994 and I haven't had a blister since, it's still very hard. I did a very good job prepping the bilge and added the Bi ax because my center board knocked a crack in the well. That was when I was 200 miles off shore and it caused a nice steady leak. Which I patched with a chop stick and a sock. So I re-enforced that. And the ribs that I glassed in have def. added some strength. All in all boat hull is stronger, and more impervious to knocks and bumps, swell beatings because of the work I've done.
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"