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whaler22 posted 03-31-2001 11:37 PM ET (US)   Profile for whaler22   Send Email to whaler22  
While waxing my new whaler, I've come upon some little cracks(looks like an older repair or small patch to the gell coat) that weep and run down the bow of the boat after getting wet. On the transome, I've found a couple of small black runs. With the boat out of the water for a few days, the cracks appear dry. Does this sound bad enough for epoxy repair, or will a gell coat patch kit work o.k.? Should I try to remove the old repair or can I epoxy over the cracks. The cracks look like the end of your finger nail in shape and size.(sorry to be so precise and scientific in my description). I've read the other articles on the board regarding epoxy and gel repairs, but being new, I'm still confused on when or what size holes to epoxy or "gell coat patch". Thanks for your patients. David
beby138 posted 04-02-2001 08:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for beby138  Send Email to beby138     
I'm new posting to this forum but from my readings i would said ,if the crack is deep enough (thru laminate or glass) use epoxy if only on the gelcoat use the patch,but before you do anything else get the Fiberglass boat repair and maint book from Boat Us or west marine,that book w/ this forum is all that you need ;)
Mike Miami
whaler22 posted 04-02-2001 10:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaler22  Send Email to whaler22     
I'll call west marine tomorrow. I have some other questions for them about their products. Thanks Mike.

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