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crrazychicken posted 07-09-2002 07:49 PM ET (US)   Profile for crrazychicken   Send Email to crrazychicken  
I'm re-gelcoating my 1964 whaler in my garage and it's a little cramped. I can only easily get to one side at a time
http://www.pbcjga.org/pictures/fullboatupsidedown.jpg is applying the gel-coat (gonn order form spectrum colors) in stages, i.e. the side, then the back then the top a problem?

Also

The pervious mount of the engine http://www.pbcjga.org/pictures/CUbackdamage.jpg caused some damage to the fiberglass. It wasn't bolted on or anything which is what I believe caused it but neither was the previous engine without that much damage. How many bolts should I use to attach it and should I use some kind of plate because of a square engine on a roundish mount section?

all project pictures
http://www.pbcjga.org/pictures/

NEVER SCARED posted 07-10-2002 07:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for NEVER SCARED    
CazyChicken

That should be fine as long as all the gelcoat comes from the same can. This way the color is consistent. Its also important to have a clean break between areas. Do not spread thin overlaps since these areas will be brittle. The "seams" should be as thick as the middle areas.

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