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Old 10-11-2017, 07:57 PM   #1
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Operator error

Looking for suggestions on how to fix....
Fill, sand, gel coat?
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:06 PM   #2
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:00 PM   #3
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If you can’t match the gel coat color, I’d fill with west system and medium density micro balloons so you can sand it somewhat easily. Then I’d scuff up the whole transom and paint it with a topside paint.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:42 AM   #4
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If you can’t match the gel coat color, I’d fill with west system and medium density micro balloons so you can sand it somewhat easily. Then I’d scuff up the whole transom and paint it with a topside paint.
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Good advice.
Transom will probably look good when done.
What about the stb aft corner where the damage is 🤔
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Looking for suggestions on how to fix....
Fill, sand, gel coat?
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Looks to be plain white gel coat and lower stb corner so a blend not a big issue.
Sand area, rough up gouges with 60-80 grit, wash with acetone, fill with (looks to be just gel coat gouged, not glass) poly fare or other filler, 3 coats of gel coat, last coat sprayed mix 50/50 with duratech clear. Sand & buff.
1 day job for me.
You will need to redo the boot stripes also.
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:31 AM   #6
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Ray, what the hell did you crash into????

I'm done
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:32 AM   #7
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ouch and All those at once.. looks like I drove your boat
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:48 AM   #8
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Geez Ray that sucks...musta cursed a few good ones.
Easily fixed though as already advised.
Happen on the water or on the trailer?
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:18 AM   #9
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Stb aft corner....
Tied up to a float in river with tide and wind against me...
Hadn't noticed rub guard missing but not the mounting screws...
Once I took off couldn't stop or end up on rocks......
It sounded just like it looks... :-(

What day u free Ron... ;-)

Probably fill soon and finish warm weather next year....
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:22 AM   #10
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Hardest part will be matching the color. If "pretty close" is good enough, that's no harder than repairing drywall. While Ronnie's advice is likely dead-on. You could easily fill sand repeat w/o needing to spray. I filled a nice "learning gauge" on my boat and i have a tough time finding it. To me... that's "pretty good".

One thing to remember, the gell coat ON your boat has likely faded a bit so don't be surprised if the repaired (and surrounding) area is a bit darker than the rest of the hull.

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ya that is not going to buff out Ray

is that from a dock or multiple times on and off a trailer? Put a wheel on the dock corner or fix the guide posts of the trailer, then repair the damage so you don't operator error again

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Old 10-12-2017, 05:58 PM   #13
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ya that is not going to buff out Ray

is that from a dock or multiple times on and off a trailer? Put a wheel on the dock corner or fix the guide posts of the trailer, then repair the damage so you don't operator error again
Bruce, see #9
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I see now

Better luck next time
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Talking gup

i like plastic squeegees because the resin won't stick
to it and will peel or crack right off.

cat food cans make great little resin tins for hot batches
careful on the additive though
or you'll have it turn right to jelly
before your ready to parge it over the crack.

actually it's the same as screeding cement except you have
less time to get it right before it starts to set

you just mix in the hardener until you see either bubbles or
the batch starts to turn greenish

i love the smell of resin in the morning
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Ray, see Ronnie's post. I thought two coats would do it, but it would take me a couple days... DA sander will make it shorter work compared to RO sander. (of course our contractors' compressors won't keep up, so you will need a larger supply tank) See if you can tint the filler white.... 's just a flesh wound....

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Stb aft corner....
Tied up to a float in river with tide and wind against me...
Hadn't noticed rub guard missing but not the mounting screws...
Once I took off couldn't stop or end up on rocks......
It sounded just like it looks... :-(

What day u free Ron... ;-)

Probably fill soon and finish warm weather next year....

Ray, remind me never to loan you my boat !!!! OUCH !!!!!
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Old 10-14-2017, 04:20 AM   #18
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Ray, remind me never to loan you my boat !!!! OUCH !!!!!
Never loan me your boat
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