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Do I need to gel coat exposed fiberglass?

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Hey y'all, I am in the process of working on a skiff restomod with my son. I just glassed in a couple of short stringers to channel the water from bow to stern. These stringers are made of divynicell and fiberglass reinforcement. Do I need to brush some gelcoat on these areas before I lay the cockpit deck over it? This section I'm taking about is only 6 inches or so and will most certainly see water during washing. Thanks
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· Brandon, FL
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It will be under the deck so sunlight will never reach it.

It is typically not gel coated under the deck needs wax to fully cure and that causes issue when attaching the sole and/or cap/liner.
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