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Re: Fiberglass & Bow Repair
It’s hard for me to see from your photos, but is your deck coring start after pulpit mounting holes? (Doesn’t really make much difference in the repair.) I have a little “router” attachment for my Dremel tool (for cutting holes in drywall). I use router Zip Bits for drywall. Sure, they can get kind of dull after multiple uses, but what the heck. I also use a sander to smooth the shape.
This probably is a multiple day process to fiberglass. Use thickened epoxy on the plate’s backside to minimize point loading and wedge it up while curing. I prefer woven mat for strength for the outside laminate. Then fill in the damaged area and spray gelcote. Nothing like working in the cramped pointee ends of the boat (been there!) good luck and have fun.
2000 Catalina 34 MkII