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Old 03-25-2017, 12:08 PM   #1
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I recently bought my boat and it has some chips in the bottom of the hull. There are places you can see the wood. Is this crucial to get fixed? And what are some ways to fix it?
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Old 03-25-2017, 03:39 PM   #2
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No wood in the hull but what you are seeing is the glass mat, yes fix it as it can absorb water. Being below the water line an epoxy like marine tec can be used. If cosmetic gel coat can be used to fix.
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If you can see wood, that's more than a chip and definitely needs to be fixed. What model/year is it?
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As Mike suggests - Marine Tex is the best for this. Link - Home | Marine Tex

I've used it on my sailboats since 1990 (tons of racing dents and chips), and now use it on my Maxum 2755 if I spot any damage anywhere on the hull.
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There was balsa coring in the hull when I replaced the above water through hulls on mine.
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There was balsa coring in the hull when I replaced the above water through hulls on mine.

None in my 2400, I did not think Maxum used any until the 35' and up boats. live and learn.
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It is a 2000 Maxum 2300sc. How much would it be possibly to professionally fix about 4-6 chips around 4 inches each? I don't really trust myself to fix it haha
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It is a 2000 Maxum 2300sc. How much would it be possibly to professionally fix about 4-6 chips around 4 inches each? I don't really trust myself to fix it haha

I don't know and prices vary depending on location. I would find a local guy and get a quote.
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At four inches, I would call those gouges.
I had blister all over the bottom of the hull when I bought my boat. Ground them all out to dry glass and filled them with West System epoxy and 404 filler to thicken it to peanut butter consistency. Then sanded and painted with epoxy sealer paint before bottom paint. After 7 months in the water, still can't tell where any of those repairs were...I'd guess you'll pay a minimum of four hours of labor to have those repaired.
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