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  1. Gear & Maintenance
    Took on a major project. Bought a boat after it sustained fire damage from a neighboring boat. Fortunately my dad has a body shop and couple guys that have worked with fiberglass before. They're just about finished with that stage. Which means I'm ready to start planning for a new layer of gel...
  2. Gear & Maintenance
    Hey everyone! I have read through MaineSail's sticky on compounding and polishing. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and will definitely make use of the knowledge in the future. I've got a 1976 Bristol 27 which has some major gelcoat crazing/alligatoring. As i slowly make my way through the...
  3. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello all, Amateur here looking for some solid advice.... The gelcoat on my grampian is old and hazy... Cracking and just all around worn n weathered. I can't afford to go crazy and repaint the entire boat hull & deck... Nor do i want to start the project and remove all the hardware attached to...
  4. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi All-- We've got some pretty severe dock rash in our topsides (gel coat). Any tips on painting? No glass damage... Thanks!
  5. Gear & Maintenance
    I just purchased a 1967 Pearson Commander. The yard lifted the boat from the shipping trailer and stored on blocks. One day later they pressure washed the bottom. The boat had loose ablative paint but not too bad. After the pressure wash the gel coat is damaged and fiberglass maybe also damaged...
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