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1967 Sakonnet posted 07-24-2002 10:45 AM ET (US)   Profile for 1967 Sakonnet   Send Email to 1967 Sakonnet  
I have recently purchased a 1967 Sakonnet which is in need of fairly extensive hull repair / refinishing. I am adding a link to a website with pictures and would appreciate input from all of you regarding the course of action to restore my new old boat.
My main question is whether or not to grind out the non skid interior and re gel coat or to simply paint. I want to do this right and want it to last so my inclination is to grind out the non skid, sand & fill the smooth sides and then re-gelcoat. Regarding the hole in the hull, any recomendations on books describing the process to fix this?
1967 Sakonnet posted 07-24-2002 10:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for 1967 Sakonnet  Send Email to 1967 Sakonnet     
Sorry try

EddieS posted 07-24-2002 12:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for EddieS  Send Email to EddieS     

Your hull looks almost exactly like mine before I restored it. I would drill some exploratory holes in the wooden runners that the console and seat srew to. They are buried in the hull, check the reference section for location.

I chose to grind all of the gel coat off the deck and in the areas of severe cracking. Like interior stern corners and the edge where the deck meets the interior hull sides. I reglassed any cracks in the glass and used a feathering compound to get the deck smooth, painted with polyeurthane and non slip.

I also had a hole in my hull. You are going to need to grind that area back to good uncracked fiberglass. Feather back an area around the hole for the new fiberglass matt to adhere to. Get yourself some good! fiberglass mat. Not the stuff from the auto parts store! The best material is multiple layers of glass with each layers fiber going a different direction. The material is then stitched together. I found this material at tap plastics, but any good fiberglass distributer should have the same material. Tap also has the two part closed cell foam to fill the hole before you glass. There are many good threads about repairing the glass and regelcoating.

I am not sure if this link will work, but here are some photo's of the EddieS a 1966.


Samars posted 07-24-2002 03:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     

1967 Sakonnet,
In looking over your pictures...I have the same small holes that look like dimples on my 67. Some say it's from water frezzing and thawing just under the glecoat. Some also have indicated that the Sun bloched the area. Interested to know if you have heard anything.
JohnAz posted 07-24-2002 04:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnAz  Send Email to JohnAz     
sakonet,,,where are you living ?,, and a email,would help
I found all the great Fiberglas i will ever need at Boat Manufacturing facilities in my area ,,they throw away vast amounts of "scraps" some of which are verry large

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