Sunday, March 17, 2013

Gunnel Repair

The gunnels on my new to me skiff have some weak spots. As I started on them with the grinder, I learned that the weakspots were a previous repair where some one had filled softspots with bondo. Bondo is not waterproof and promptly rotted.

I ground out all of the weakspots and filled them with epoxy thickened with wood flour and 1/4 inch fiber glass chop. I'll post a pic of the filled holes tomorrow or so. --EDITED TO ADD-- After the epoxy cured I knocked down the high spots with the sure form.

Epoxy filled with 1/4" chopped fiber does not go on real smooth, but it does go in very strong. I will have to fair this all out and clean it up. Tomorrow.

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