13' gheenoe repair questions

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by Chris_Smith, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Chris_Smith

    Chris_Smith Id rather be fishing

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    So i picked up this gheenoe a couple of months back in a trade for a kayak. I was informed it needed some F.G. work on the bottom mostly keel area. This is what I got so far.

    These are pictures from when i First got the boat home and a shakedown to see how I liked the rig.
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    Shakedown/test with 6hp and home made stake out pole.
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    I have began work on the keel inspecting and removing most of the prior owners repair on the keel, I haven't found anything that would have made him do all this other than he wore the paint off the keel. I found quite a few air pockets in his glass work so I've pretty much removed all of that. Now here's my plan should i just run a 6" strip of glass up the keel and blend it with the hull with sanding and paint her up or is there something I am missing ? I know i need to prep the serfice properly ie. sanding then remove all dust with my shop vac or a rag and then acetone the work area, apply resin to the work area and the glass and work the air pockets out of the glass before it kicks off. Am I on the right track ? Is there something you would do diffrent ? Any input good or bad is appreciated thanks guys.

    Here is the boats current status.
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    I will build up the glass in little squares where the drain is where you can see it appears this noe has seen some truck bed loading before i lay the 6" strip.

    Chris
     
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    So this came in the mail today.
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    Update on the boats status. Here it rest so far.
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