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Old 07-09-2019, 06:19 PM
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This is my first post here on Hull Truth. Iíve been lurking for a while and finally joined. I recently acquired a 2008 Hurricane deck boat from my father when he sold his lake house. Overall the boat is in fantastic shape. The boat was kept in a covered boathouse with a lift. Thereís some fiberglass damage to the bow of the boat from landing over the past years. I would like to repair this but after doing a little researching Iím not too sure where to begin. Would a simple gel coat repair kit work well enough to fix these dings? Is this something that is doable by someone with no prior experience or should I seek professional work? Iíve watched a few YouTube videos on this type of repair but all of them were much smaller dings. Any advice, insight, or suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks in advance for the help.
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You need to post some pics
Old 07-09-2019, 06:27 PM
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Yes I have them. Apparently you have to have 10 post prior to adding photos. Thanks.
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It is easy to do fiberglass work that is structurally sound. It is hard to make a patch look good. If you want it pretty hire an experienced fiberglass specialist.
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If you add a location on your profile, you might get a few good local referrals.

And post a few one or two word replies to 7 more threads and you'll hit the 10 post threshold fast. Then you can post pics.

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Default Looking for some advice

Looking for advice on how I should repair m
the damaged gel coat shown in the pictures below. Which products are advised? Is this something I could do on my own? Never worked with any gel coat repair products previously.


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If you want a really good job I would call a pro. That area of multiple cracks etc will probably need to be ground right back and fixed as one repair to get a really nice job. If you just patch the individual cracks they will likely reappear quite quickly and getting a color match is tough for a first time.
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Originally Posted by Rebel86 View Post
Hey Guys....

This is my first post here on Hull Truth. Iíve been lurking for a while and finally joined. I recently acquired a 2008 Hurricane deck boat from my father when he sold his lake house. Overall the boat is in fantastic shape. The boat was kept in a covered boathouse with a lift. Thereís some fiberglass damage to the bow of the boat from landing over the past years. I would like to repair this but after doing a little researching Iím not too sure where to begin. Would a simple gel coat repair kit work well enough to fix these dings? Is this something that is doable by someone with no prior experience or should I seek professional work? Iíve watched a few YouTube videos on this type of repair but all of them were much smaller dings. Any advice, insight, or suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks in advance for the help.
2 way u can do this- use a dremel tool to grind out the crack to make it larger and use MarineTex fill it in and sand it down .. youtube how to repair spider crack gelcoat
or use a dremel tool to grind out the crack to make it larger and mix wax gelcoat with cabosil to make it thick like peanut butter, fill it in and sand it down. its pretty easy ... and if the color doesnt match you can always paint the boat ,, a gallon of primer and paint from total boat prob around $200 very easy to roll will make the boat look new again" https://youtu.be/pUOlWPvgLfQ "only thing the pro will do better is that they can prob match the gelcoat color and will charge u thousand $$$$

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