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  1. Match an old gel coat deck texture

    General Discussion
    Hello! I'm new to the forum, but love to talk about boats. I am almost done with a hull up restoration of a 1977, 15 foot Mitchell tri-hull. This boat may not qualify as a micro skiff, but I am still hoping that someone with experience may be able to help me. I am trying to match the deck...
  2. Hull Scratches and Oyster Rash Repair?

    Boat Yard Basics
    Hello, so I was recently going back into some marsh with my skiff and hit a small oyster reef. It scratched the gel coat off to the point where the start of the fiberglass is visible. I understand that this is common and/or part of going shallow. However, the suggestion of what to do next is...
  3. deck regujvenation

    General Discussion
    Does anyone have any good recomendations for cleaning and freshening up casting decks/ platforms?
  4. Help with gelcoat project

    Boat Yard Basics
    Today I started gelcoating the sides of my Carolina Skiff J16 hull. It was looking great, but a bunch of bugs got into the gelcoat. The gelcoat I applied is waxed. My plan is too sand down the areas I coated, and re apply the gelcoat. Would it be ok to sand is down and re coat the side and...
  5. Gelcoat Gouge Repair Help

    Boat Yard Basics
    Hi everybody, I’m looking for advice on doing my first gelcoat Repair. I’m hoping to hear some tips to make this a little easier and less daunting and also some pitfalls that I should avoid. This weekend I had a bunk support give out as I was driving the boat onto the trailer. The bunk...
  6. Taking Care of Oyster Skuffs/Scratches on Bottom of Hull

    Boat Yard Basics
    Hi guys, Seeing what folks do with the bottom of the skiff hull as far as treating oyster scratches/skuffs. I bought my skiff used from a guide, so I obviously have quite a few of them, in fact, it almost looks like the bottom of the hull was textured that way. My plan is this: - Do minor...
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