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It can be done but the interior needs to be taken out to get at it from the inside.
Generator w/ heat lamps to help cure the fiberglass and sanders.
Fiberglass resins, mostly "layup" and some "wax" topcoat types,
heavy clear plastic (dining tabletop protector type) To make a quasi mold from the outside and it's taped very securely to hold the contours. Lets you see any bubbles and you can work them out if needed. It's also on the inside but top isn't sealed so you can pour it in slowly from ea. side and let it soak evenly into everything. Sand inside out to 6"-12" around the bad areas, stop drill any running cracks. A crapload of sanding the areas b4 you start
The problem is that the factory doesn't really put as much glass as this so it also needs to seep all (heat lamps will pull it) around to blend w/ the factory stuff.
Remove plastic molds after 1st layer, then start cosmetic filling outside and structural inside w/ larger layer patches, then wax coat outside when it's all filled in.
Bow is done the same way.
Rudder can be fixed after it's in a boatyard
Ken, East Prov., R.I. Bootlegger, PY26 Paceship
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Last edited by MacGyverRI; 09-09-2011 at 09:35 PM.