Wanted Fibre Glass Repairer

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Wanton
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Wanted Fibre Glass Repairer

Post by Wanton » May 7th, '17, 10:38

Hi guys,

A sailor mate of mine is looking for a fibre glass repairer preferably in the Melbourne or the Victorian Central Highlands area (Kyneton etc.)

If anyone knows one can you send me a PM or post here please?

Thanks
Ed
Last edited by Wanton on May 7th, '17, 10:53, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Wanted Fibre Glass Repairer

Post by PaulS » May 7th, '17, 10:53

What is the repair? Is it major?

It is not that hard to do it yourself and there are lots of YouTube instruction videos.

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Re: Wanted Fibre Glass Repairer

Post by Wanton » May 7th, '17, 10:55

He told me that they are minor repairs. The worst apparently is a champagne cork size hole in the transom that may have been the location of an aerial.
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Re: Wanted Fibre Glass Repairer

Post by PaulS » May 7th, '17, 17:31

Place a piece of laminex scrap or wood scrap placed through the hole with a piece of wire through it to pull it tight.

Epoxy glue the backing bit in.

Wait for it to set.
Then use gelcoat repair putty ($30 Supercheap Auto) to fill the hole. Sand when dry. There are fancier ways but this will be fine for an above the waterline hole in a TS.

PaulS
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