Subject: Fiberglass boat repair project
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005
Here are some pics for your product scrapbook. The
victim (besides me) was a 1973 15' Starcraft tri-hull
we bought last year as a 2nd boat for some of the
smaller lakes around here. Unfortunately, I didn't
check it out as thoroughly as I should have. I
noticed (after the fact) that the floor and possibly
the transom looked a little punky. I thought I'd be
just replacing the last 3 feet of floor (boy was I
Anyhow, the attached pics tell the story. I chose a
more conventional (?) approach as far as replacing
the rotten wood because (a) it was really rotten, and
(b) an air powered cutoff tool made quick work of
exposing it. The project, however was not that quick
(a month of my spare time). I did have to cut out the
fiberglass on the top center edge of the transom and
replace the transom in three pieces because I didn't
want to split the boat. The center I slid down from
the top cut-out section and the sides I put in from
inside the boat.
Your products worked great. I especially liked the
long cure times of the L&L resin as I wasn't left with
any waste. I've also been using the extra I have left
to repair some rot in my window sills (I'm painting
the house this summer too).
The boat lived, by the way. We've fished, skied, and
pulled an inflatable with it this summer. The
transom is noticably stronger and much less flexy, not
to mention it's nice to have a solid floor under foot.
NOTE: In addition to Scott's nice letter, he also sent pictures of his project. These pictures were put into our Customer Projects section. If you want to see the pictures, click here.