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Denny posted 10-16-2002 03:17 PM ET (US)   Profile for Denny   Send Email to Denny  
While checking out the hull bottom on my 89 Montauk, I discovered that letting the hull rest on sand for a period of time while picnicking with the family on an island resulted in the hi shine on the fiberglass getting sanded away from the wave action. My question is what do I do to get that surface back to the original condition? Iím sure it must involve a pen and a checkbook somehow. Thanks for the help.

Denny

jameso posted 10-16-2002 03:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
Denny,
If you are going to continue using the boat for a picnic launch get a beach "bumper'. I do this a lot, why own a boat if you can't enjoy it?
If not some 1000 grit sanding and a good polish should work providing the gel coat is not completely worn through. If so a bit of Spectrum repair paste should fix that.
Send me the check, I've got a pen.
Jim Armstrong
JimU posted 10-16-2002 03:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
chuckle. . .
Taylor posted 10-16-2002 04:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
This sounds like a job for Keelguard Guy! (my main value added around here) See http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/001988.html . Costs around $130, and no pen is required, you can order online with a credit card.
Denny posted 10-16-2002 07:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Denny  Send Email to Denny     
This is a full service web site! Thanks for the feed back guys.

Jim, you got the pen I got the check ,, now if i could only get my fingers to move. ;-)


Denny

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