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Old 08-26-2010, 01:04 PM
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Default Fiberglass Repair on Mississippi Gulf Coast

If anyone is looking for a top notch fiberglass repair guy along the MS coast, look no further than Furlan's Marine in Gautier. I just had him repair a two foot long gouge in my Key West 186 Sportsman, coutesy of an idiot lawn care guy, and you can't even tell where it was. The hull is Fighting Lady Yellow and he ordered the gel coat from Key West. When he applied it the first time it was too dark. I guess my hull has faded a bit. So he ground that out and tried again using some white to lighten it. In his opinion it was still not just right so he did it all over again and on the third try I can't tell the difference.

He has been in business for about ten years and has done work on major damage to large vessels down to work like he did on mine. He also paints vessels as well. I looked at some of the work he had in progress and the man knows what he's doing. Very good work and he stands behind what he does. If you need any work done, give him a call.
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how was the pricing?
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$40 materials + $270 labor, total $331 and some change. That was for a two foot scratch that gouged into the fiberglass in several places and was about 3/8" to 1/2" wide.
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what happened? was the lawn guy disoriented by the oil fumes?
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what happened? was the lawn guy disoriented by the oil fumes?
His Scag mower has two steel rods on each side in the back and the operator apparently just got too close as he went by my boat and the tip of one rod just gouged into the fiberglass and ripped my cover about a foot too. I wasn't there but that's what it looks like happened. The owner of the company brought over a John Deere mower to show me it couldn't have been his man's fault, but that wasn't the mower he was using that day. He completely denied any responsibility so I fired him.

I'll try to take a pic or two of the repair job to show how good he did. I have quite a few pics of the scratch/gouge to compare them with. Boat is a 2009 so it really ticked me off when I found the scratch. I think the owner thought I had done it at the dock but the boat never leaves the yard with the cover on so that proves it was done in the yard.
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I agree he done some work for me this past spring.

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Thanks for the post, Always good to hear of work well done.
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Here are a couple of before and after pics.
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I can also vouch for Joey...he did some work on our charter this past year "due to an idiot as well" and he did an absolutely great job. He worked some long hours and how he had it come out the way he did working after dark by light still amazes me. We have a order in with him right now for a fish box after seeing his work.
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I can also vouch for Joey...he did some work on our charter this past year "due to an idiot as well" and he did an absolutely great job. He worked some long hours and how he had it come out the way he did working after dark by light still amazes me. We have a order in with him right now for a fish box after seeing his work.
How big of a box is he biuldig for u and what was the ballpark price? I'm looking at having another box done
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I can also vouch for Furlans marine, Joeys work is absolutly the best i have incountoured from new orleans to pensacola, and his pricing is fair to say the least, i would suggest anyone bring there fiberglass work to joey no mater how large of small.
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theres another guy off of washington street in Bay St. Louis.. hes local and cheap.. but does good work.. takes him alittle longer than most because its only him.. but is worth it..
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I would also recommend Furlan's to anyone needing repair. I had a mushy transom and Joey and Kell did an outstanding job, even re-glassed the bilge while they were at it for really cheap (in boat terms that is

All said and done even $2K.

When things slow down I can't wait to see what they can do after they put the "Furlan's process" on it to make the hull look brand new again.

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