fiberglass repair

  1. philiefay

    Hunter 260 Engine Mount Fiberglass Cracks

    I am wondering if anyone has any advice on how to resolve the issue I am having. I have a Mercury 9.9HP mounted on the H260 mount. and noticed a hairline crack that has grown on my past 3 day trip. At one point the tilt ratchet on the outboard was not clicked in properly and once I started...
  2. rukidn

    Moisture damage

    Last summer we discovered the cabin top panel covering the companionway slide was wet. We found a crack under the narrow sliding area oozing brown water. I traced the source to snaps added by the PO for a canvas cover. I bought an Eletrophysics CT33 moisture meter recommended by Maine Sail, and...
  3. M

    Repairing plywood bulkhead

    I'm in the process of doing some repairs on my '83 Ericson 30+. There is a small plywood bulkhead that is at the forward end of the V-berth, just under the anchor chain pan. It has extensive water damage with the part of the top cross piece and part of the starboard vertical section rotted...
  4. P

    Fiberglass repair near Corpus Christi, Tx

    Hello, I have a 1974 Balboa 26 swing keel sailboat that needs fiberglass repair inside the cabin. It has a crack above the keel pin. Can anyone advise of someone in Corpus Christi, Tx or near us that could do the work at a reasonable price? It needs other work done that I am trying to do...
  5. 4

    O’day 25 Outboard Wedge Replacement Project with Question to the Forum

    I'm working on the new boat. She's a 1928 Oday 25: The previous owner of my 1982 25 was kind enough to replace her outboard with a brand new 9.9hp mercury. Unfortunately the new motors weight exceeds the capacity of her original Garelick mount. I purchased a new mount (model 71091) to better...
  6. Steve E.

    Looking for "extra" Gel Coat

    Good morning all, I am in the midst of a major repair to my 1999 Hunter 310 and am in the need for some extra gel coat. Specifically, I am looking for two colors (exterior blue and interior beige). I have the products identified from Spectrum Color sold via iBoats but they only sell those...
  7. P

    Hole in the Hull, Help

    Somehow I have managed to put a fist size crack/hole in the bottom of my new to me O'day Widgeon, without leaving the yard, without hoisting a sail.... I'd like to do the repair myself. I cant get at the damage from the inside. Can someone direct me to a "keep it simple" resource on how to make...
  8. greeneyedjack

    Why can I see the boat lettering through my transom?

    1984 O'day 28. Just beginning to refit after a few years of neglect. Down below in engine compartment the fiberglass is really thin. I hope there is a fix for fix. See pics. IMG_0143 by greeneyedjack posted Mar 25, 2017 at 10:12 AM IMG_0144 by greeneyedjack posted Mar 25, 2017 at 10:12 AM
  9. SVBOB

    C50 chainplates - Anyone tackled these?

    Hi all. Mine is a 1992 Catalina Morgan 50. Two of the six chainplates are in need of replacement. Before I get to ripping out cabinets and sinks, is there anyone out there that tackled theirs? Looking for some photos, diagrams or other info to help guide the work. They are embedded in...
  10. Dutchman

    Serious Repair Question

    So I spent the other day at a steady 30-45 degree angle with a big 155 and full main spread. Very fun and lost rudder effectiveness on a few occasions but this was the unwelcome result. Port side stay anchor on my Hunter 25.5. Outside deck has a slight cracking that doesn't look to bad but...
  11. Randall Schmidt

    Replacing Old Instruments

    I have a 1984 ODay 28. I’m installing Raymarine chart-plotter, auto helm and in-the-hull transducer for depth readings. She currently has 2 gauges that do not function installed in the cabin side facing the cockpit. One is a depth meter and the other is a know meter. I’m planning on...
  12. Randall Schmidt

    Replacing Old Instruments

    I have a 1984 ODay 28. I’m installing Raymarine chart-plotter, auto helm and in-the-hull transducer for depth readings. She currently has 2 gauges that do not function installed in the cabin side facing the cockpit. One is a depth meter and the other is a know meter. I’m planning on...
  13. Dinghydreams

    Woven roving to chopped strand mat in small glass repair??

    Ahoy, I have a small glass job I need to do on my Bristol 24 sailboat. To strengthen the strbrd chainplate I need to glass in the piece of wood it currently sits on, so the stress is distributed beyond this small portion of the bulkhead. (don't worry, I'm not glassing in the actual chainplate)...