Autopsy Needed on Nautilglass V-150

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by green1181, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. green1181
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    green1181 Junior Member

    I bought a Nautiglass V150 half cab, and noticed the stringers and transom were completely rotten. I have stripped all the old wood out of the boat. Installed new stringers in a bed for resin/talk mix. While doing my first layer of glass on the boat I noticed tons of small cracks through the boats original glss. I am guessing this might be from me not supporting it properly while the stringers were out (sitting on trailer). Attached is a picture. I started to grind the area and put a layer of csm and trix cloth but wanted to check with the experts here if it is even worth fixing at this point. I appreciate any help, thanks guys.
     

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  2. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    They just look like cracks in the thick layer of resin there. Thats normal in resin without the glass. You could grind a couple of the cracks down to make sure. Nautiglass are usually made pretty good apart from the transoms rotting which is the same with most old glass hulls.
     
  3. green1181
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    green1181 Junior Member

    Thanks, i'll have a closer look tonight but i'm pretty sure I can see where the fibers are broken. When I gave it an acetone wipe it really showed up.
     

  4. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    Ok. Its hard to tell in the photo.
     
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