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  1. General Discussion
    It seems I have found a few too many stumps and rocks with my little gheenoe… I wish I had pics but im out of town. Anyways, I have taken about a quarter sized chunk out of the gelcoat in the keel and some of the fiberglass behind it. Its gotten soft about 2” on both sides of the puncture and...
  2. General Discussion
    Hi all, I have spent the past few months converting a 1999 Scout 162 into the fishing machine it was destined to be. I am working on the final touches which include taking off the old rails for the bimini top mounts. I got a great surprise once I took them off and saw that there were more screw...
  3. Boat Yard Basics
    I have a 2005 15' flats skiff (Sea Island. Now similar to a MiTide) that was given to me. Noticed recently that water was entering the hull and flowing into the transom well, which led me to a crack in the bottom of the hull, about 2ft from the back of the boat. Started cleaning up the crack and...
  4. Boat Yard Basics
    Hello everyone, i have a used new to me skiff. It has a million tiny cracks on the gunwales from the sun. These have original factory non skid. Is there a wax, epoxy, or something else that I can use to restore of fix? thanks,
  5. Boat Yard Basics
    Hi All, I have a 22 year old Action Craft with a deck that has gelcoat worn down to the fiberglass in some areas. The gelcoat at this stage in it's life picks up stains like crazy as well. I would like to repaint the deck with a 2 part paint but am wondering how best to make the deck non-skid...
  6. Boat Yard Basics
    Former luker, first time poster. Like many, I'm taking this pandemic has an opportunity to work on the boat. Since I got the Gheenoe a year ago the bilge has never worked and I'm going to try to switch it out for a new one. Based on an older thread...
  7. General Discussion
    Greetings, first time posting in this forum and I'm looking forward to some good discussion. I have recently acquired a 2001 Gheenoe Lowsider 15'4 with a damaged transom. Looking for tips on transom replacement as far as suggested materials and method of repair. I have never repaired a...
  8. Boat Yard Basics
    Has anyone poured a transom or know anywhere that does it in the Orlando area? I have a 14' Johnsen/Mitchell and was thinking about redoing the transom before installing a poling platform. I know I can buy the materials for about $2-300 but I don't know the process. I do know how it works but I...
  9. Bragging Spot
    Just started tearing my 1997 Carolina Skiff J16 apart to fix her up and do a layout over-haul. I have used this site as a resource many times checking out other professionals and non-professionals alike do work on their boats so I figured I would chronicle mine here as well. My goal is to repair...
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