For fun project

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Reefdog, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Reefdog
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    Reefdog Junior Member

    Hello all,
    I am starting my 1974 16ft anglers project. I am not trying to make this a work of art. Just strong, and fun to go in shallow water with. I bought this boat 4 years ago for $300 and used the heck out of it the rotten condition that it was in. I am the third owner of this boat and there have already been a lot of bad repairs done to this boat. For example, the last owner replaced the floor with diamond plate and bondo.
    My plan is to replace the single stringer, place a new marine plywood floor, add a casting deck in the bow, and new transom. All this will be glassed in both sides with polyester resin 1708 and 1.5oz csm.
    Where I need some help is what do I cover all of the new glass with that is cheap and easy. Like I said, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Also, the outer paint on the hull needs a new coat. It seems like it’s paint over the glass and not gel coat. It’s very thin and worn out in places. Can anyone recommend a cheap product that can seal all of the new polyester resined glass and paint over the old outside paint?
     

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  2. Reefdog
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    Reefdog Junior Member

    The stringer in this boat is solid as a rock but I can see the rotten wood at both ends, for some reason they didn’t glass the ends in. I can’t tell if the stringer went all the way to the bow, because that part is so rotten. Can anyone advise me if I should bring the new stringer all the way to the bow and should I glass it to where the bow starts to curve up or just glass to the bottom?
     
  3. Reefdog
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    Pictures of what’s there, I’m guessing that someone already replaced this by adding new wood next to the old and glassing over it
     

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  4. Reefdog
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    Kinda looks like there is gel coat under the old fiberglass. Do I need to get this off or can I glass over it?
     

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  5. Reefdog
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    Any advice on the gelcoat under the glass? It’s that what it looks like to you? Will the new glass be ok to stick to that layer?
     
  6. Blueknarr
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    Looks like someone's glassed over gelcoat. It does represent a reduction in adhesion. I would grind it away.

    IMO, the original stringer did not extend all the way forward to the bow. Because the previous repair was done over gelcoat.

    It would not hurt to extend the stringer.
     
  7. Reefdog
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    Thanks Blueknarr,
    I will grind it away, seems like like whoever did the last repair didn’t do any grinding before the new glass. I think they painted over the original gel coat with cheap paint too. I’m getting there though
     

  8. Reefdog
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    Reefdog Junior Member

    Transom going in this week hopefully
     

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