Ideas and Guidance - Boat Improvement and Reconstruction

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by nemesis567, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    Like I said, you need to build a tent and dry it up. It can't be wet.

    The cradle can be made from available lumber, but I'd make it with 2x6s. Mainly to get it to a nice height where the boat is supported and you can reach inside easily without bending over too much. Then make it flat where it touches the boat. Easiest to flip the boat upside down and build the cradle over the boat; then move the cradle and put boat on it.

    I'd use epoxy. Something used there; not sure where you are...avoid skin contact

    You will need a random orbital sander and 40-80 grit papers, so the tent needs to be near power.

    Boat has to be dried up or don't bother.
     

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