Seeking the name of a GOOD, trustworthy, fiberglass repairman in the Annapolis area, for a hull repair.
Sorry James, that last line is absolutely unacceptable.Why don't you do the work yourself?
Don Casey covers the subject well in his "Good Old Boat" book.
The problem with paying someone to work on your sailboat is both the cost and quality. There are not that many craftsmen out there and they seem to charge exorbitant prices, which the market will bear. The work is not that difficult and you will probably do a better job, as your life is the one at risk when you sail. It would be a good learning experience for you.
If you screw up, donate the boat, or piece it out, and start over again....
I have a dead transducer, under the v-berth, penetrating the hull directly on the "V" of the hull. The PO used JB Weld or Qwiksteel to bed and seal it, instead of a proper marine bedding material. Now, it is slowly leaking. I am not confident in my ability to recreate the shape of the hull.I have to ask. BH, what kind of repair or damage is there?
I agree here, this has been your home at times, so it deserves the best and needs to be safe! I have had mixed results in using resin and fiberglass myself.Sorry James, that last line is absolutely unacceptable.
I do 99% of my own work, but I know my limitations. I'm willing to pay a significant price to get this done once, and properly.
The A4 has wiring? I thought they were made before electricity was discovered! Wasn't Noah's ark powered by an A4? (runs ducking for cover)Good for you BubbleheadMd.
In some ways Will is a bit like don Moyer; both of them owned A4 powered boats for nearly a lifetime. Along the way he has picked up all kinds of skills and knowledge; including epoxy & rigging work.
He is not particularly cheap but if you want a good job by a dependable worker then he is your man.
I wish I lived close enough to use him myself. I'd have him look over my A4 wiring.
Not far from the truth. Actually, when I got my boat with Atomic 4 ten years ago I knew so little I almost thought the engine ran because of magic. The engine and the Moyer forums have dramatically improved my understanding of this simple engine though.The Atomic 4 has wiring? I thought they were made before electricity was discovered! Wasn't Noah's ark powered by an A4? (runs ducking for cover)