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rollcast423 posted 11-19-2001 09:09 PM ET (US)   Profile for rollcast423   Send Email to rollcast423  
how much would i expect to pay for a professional to fix a 4 inch diam. hole in the side of my 17 footer?It is through to the foam.
Bigshot posted 11-20-2001 09:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Fill it yourself and put a decal over it? Just joshing, one can't tell you that from the other side of a monitor. Take it to a fe shops and see. If above waterline it will have to be painted to match and that is the hard part(especially once the gel chalks again).
bigz posted 11-20-2001 11:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Glassman Fiber Glass Repair
143 Hance Point Road,
North East, MD 21901
(410) 287-9550

I haven't used him but have seen his work which is very good. He shouldn't be to far from you.


jimh posted 11-20-2001 08:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Be sure that the "professional" you are considering for use in making the repairs is familiar with the Whaler Hull UNI-BOND contruction and knows how to properly repair it.

Unlike every other boat made, the Boston Whaler hull's foam is an essential element of the hull strength, and proper bonding of foam and laminate are important.

Whaler Customer Service has explicit instructions on how to properly make repairs and rebond the foam and laminate. Your repair shop should follow these recommendations.

bigz posted 11-21-2001 06:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Point well taken JimH.

When LHG gets back will thank him for the Whaler repair procedure bulletins.

There is nothing out of the ordinary Whaler recommended for the repair of a core based area, which by the way can be found on many other boats than just Whalers. My guess most professional boat shop have a handle on this type of work. Can't hurt to check up front to make sure.

Anyway rollcast in MD, I do know the shop mentioned has done a lot of Whalers both major and minor repairs plus total refinishing of the hull and topsides.


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