1981 FORMULA F233 RESTORATION

Questions about boat repairs with our resins and fiberglass: hull patches, transoms and stringers, foam, rot etc.
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Came back from Greece last week and i am so lazy to do ANY work, including my money making work, oh well......., going fishing in a few hours, that will cheer me up :D



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Hello every one, i am still working on the boat but not as much i would like to, anyway, i have a question, i drilled two holes, one for water washdown pick up (1 1/8) and one for the transducer (2 3/8 8O ). BTW, the hull there is 5/8 to 3/4" thick. Can i coat the thickness of the hole with thickened epoxy or with just 5200 as per the transducer specs or both?

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I would do both.
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Thank Larry. I sure will do.

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OK gentleman, i have some updates and some questions. So far i have finish painting the gunwales and the interior hull sides, i also did the non-skid on the gunwales using some left over Interlux additive. It came out o.k, not too aggressive. Also finish(almost) all the electrical rigging (lights,pumps,windlass, etc).
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Now, for the questions, if you take a look at the next picture you'll see a bunch of hair line cracks on the transom all the way to the bottom where the tabs were installed. All spider cracks start from the hole and extend some of them 2 to 3" long. I grind one of them cracks and looks like is only on the gel coat. How do i fix this? I am planning on painting. Do i just prime and paint or do it the right way and grind and fill? If i do that, what do i use to fill ?

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dremel/grind them back until they stop, then fair. :)

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shine wrote:dremel/grind them back until they stop, then fair. :)
Is Quick Fair O.K to use or should i mix mine ?

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Well, nobody answered me so i used Quick fair and filled the cracks(after i grind them).
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Then i primed the transom.
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Then i installed some green underwater lights.

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Then i installed some blue cockpit lights,led's.

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Here are the engine room lights, 24" LED white strip.
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And this is something i am working on, i want to make half round scupper covers out of fiberglass.

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I made them using polyester resin(had some left over) just to see how they will look and thank god i dd not waste my epoxy, they were too big, i used half of a 3" pvc pipe as a mold, now i will make them out of epoxy using half of 2" pvc pipe.
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I cannot see the images :doh:

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shine wrote:I cannot see the images :doh:
Sorry, pics are fixed now.

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