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Old 02-15-2016, 02:07 PM   #1
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Hi Guys, I have a 1996 Maxum 1700 sr that have many gouges and chips in the hull that I would like to repair. I saw that the Gelcoat layer felt apart in some spots and some of the resine as well. In some specific spots, I can see the fiberglass, bat is not damage. Some one can Specify wich are the exactly layer composition of the hull, and wich will be the best way to repair it? I will appreciate very much. Here I attach some pictures. Should I stop navegating before repair it? Thanks for you'r help! Cheers! Francisco
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:19 PM   #2
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That looks like she was dragged across a trailer cross member.

It appears there is some core damage along the running strake.

Not an expert here, I would recommend Googling how to repair Gelcoat scraped to the core material as this is much more than chips.

First you will need to remove loose gelcoat along the edge of the missing material. Then tapper the edge of it before applying new gelcoat.
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Thank you Mike, this are no good news, I already put me in contact with a an expert. I will see how it goe's.
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Keep us posted on the repair and good luck.
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If you can swing a professional repair, it'll save you time, but cost more $ since repairing fiberglass & gel coat is labor intensive. If you are patient, willing to put in the time to learn the right way to repair, and actually have the time to make the repairs yourself, check out this guy's videos:

https://www.youtube.com/user/boatworkstoday

let us know how you make out.
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That it is exactly what I am doing. I already saw the videos about Fiberglass and Gelcoat Repair of Boatworkstoday. Andy Miller the creator is helping me choosing the right material and guiding me in the strategy to follow. Thank you for the advice! I will post the progress. Cheers!
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