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Old 07-31-2016, 08:36 AM
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I am in the process of buying a 1999 Sabre 36' Express that has some water damage under one of the portholes. Would someone have advice about restoring. I have heard of the mayonaise fix, and irons, etc.
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Strip, sand, bleach and then varnish
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Is it delaminating at all? If not clean it well and oil it.
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First of course is that you need to eliminate the source of the leak. Most likely it will be rebidding the port light. As mentioned above, if there is no delamination, you should be able to dry it out then apply "something" that will match the rest of the panel. That could be something as simple as Old English or cherry stain and varnish etc. I would try a little spot at that point to see how it works. If it is delaminated you may be able to check the edge after removing the port light to see if epoxy can be forced in and the plywood clamped together.
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Originally Posted by williampringle3@gmail.com View Post
Hi Everyone,

I am in the process of buying a 1999 Sabre 36' Express that has some water damage under one of the portholes. Would someone have advice about restoring. I have heard of the mayonaise fix, and irons, etc.
Did you buy this boat? Any luck with the repair? I have a 98.
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I think that is a veneer, over thin plywood,
call Sabre, they'll probably fab you a replacement panel. When you remove the damaged one you can re-seal with window and fix it right.

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