Fibreglass Hull Thickness

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  1. reddeer04
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    Hello i have a 1996 Bermuda Fishmaster Cuddy Cabin.

    I brought it down from QLD and when i changed the rollars i noticed that one had broken off causeing the rollar holder to slightly rub on the bottom of the boat on the fibreglass it has rubbed a area about 12mm sqaure and about 1mm thick.

    My concern is im not sure how thick the hull would be on this boat.???

    Im also not sure wether i can take it out now.????


    Any ideas.

    Thanks Wayne.
     
  2. Mr Efficiency
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    What is visible ? Exposed glass fibres ? It sounds like minor damage, but should be repaired, if only to stop water getting in to the laminate, which does weaken it.
     
  3. reddeer04
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    Hull

    Mr efficiancy. No exposed fibres. Will attach pic tomoz.

    How do i fix it.??
     
  4. Mr Efficiency
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    Sounds like a very minor issue. If it is only a gouge out of the gel coat, without getting to the laminate, it may not require any attention. Or you could use a little epoxy putty that matches the colour. Need something fairly viscous so it doesn't slump out of the hole after you level it with a spatula.
     
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    Gday mate. Do you have a name of what this epoxy is.
     
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    A chandlery should have something to suit. Tell them what you are planning to do. You want something thick enough to be suitable for an overhead repair.
     
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    Just use gelcoat, hold it in the chip with masking tape, wet and dry smooth when cured (24hrs) and polish.
     
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    I thought of that, but what is the minimum size container gelcoat you can get ?
     

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    The size of the jar you take with you to the boat yard. :D
     
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