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Was cleaning on the Supreme today, and found this battle wound. Looks like it's chipped off some gelcoat. I knew this was gonna happen eventually, but have never patched much on fiberglass. What do some of you RiverJon guys do when this happens?

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It's a chip in the gel coat and easy to repair. Clean it up to solid coating, fill it in and and cure it with a heat lamp. If you aren't worried about the looks you can sand it to smooth it in. You can also fill it with clear epoxy.

Those can happen where the cloth doesn't adhere to the coating. You want to make sure if there is any loose coating you get it off before filling it.

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I wouldn't do that unless you put the hull through some rough places. The hull is already coated with epoxy, the gel coat, and adding another layer adds weight you might not want.

A chip like you have doesn't appear to be any more than a chip in the coating.

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It's a chip in the gel coat and easy to repair. Clean it up to solid coating, fill it in and and cure it with a heat lamp. If you aren't worried about the looks you can sand it to smooth it in. You can also fill it with clear epoxy.

Those can happen where the cloth doesn't adhere to the coating. You want to make sure if there is any loose coating you get it off before filling it.

Thanks Wayne, I actually think I remember when this happened, it wasn't even a rock. It was a root knee off a tree at the lake near Hardy, the boat got caught on it then slipped off, think I remember seeing the gelcoat sink to the bottom. I've got some epoxy in my farmshop I used to patch a tank one time, may just sand it down and put some of that one it.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I remember a guy who found a Corvette fiberglass kit at an auto parts store and used that for a couple dings.

It worked like a champ. Just do not know if they still make it and how much it is.

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You can get a fiberglass kit anywhere.

Wayne, coating the bottom of the boat adds about 20 pounds. If my boat is on the water there is a very good chance the bottom is getting abused.

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Your boat scars are a badge of honor.

His father touches the Claw in spite of Kevin's warnings and breaks two legs just as a thunderstorm tears the house apart. Kevin runs away with the Claw. He becomes captain of the Greasy Bastard, a small ship carrying rubber goods between England and Burma. Michael Palin, Terry Jones, 1974

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