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Anchor locker hatch fix
|Author||Topic: Anchor locker hatch fix|
posted 08-27-2002 11:18 PM ET (US)
I remember reading a thread about the "defective" anchor hatches on some Whalers. I just checked with the dealer and got the " i'm sorry, but the factory said only 1 year coverage." Fine. A new one would be $178 for my 1998 Alert 17. For that, I will try a fix with a little help.
posted 08-28-2002 07:52 AM ET (US)
If the repair area is visible, I do not recommend leaving epoxy as the top coat. The color of the epoxy (even if tinted to match) will shift markedly with UV exposure, getting more yellow with time.
I would make repairs with epoxy, then top coat with tinted gelcoat.
I was just looking at some small holes I repair on my 15-Sport about three years ago. The ones finished off with gelcoat were still an excellent match. Holes that I left with epoxy as the topcoat had shifted in color and were very noticeable.
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