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Alright I have been getting some help on my fender fix and still need to fix the crack it left in the boat. It hasn't been a week since my boat has left the boatyard repairing the same thing on a much larger scale (1" wide by 4' long) and it makes me sick to have to bring it back for another costly repair. Due to where the crack is I am not worried about the look but just don't want it to get larger. What are my options? The crack is only about 3/4"long and 1/2" wide this time.
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clean it out and marine tex and wet sand

or get some gel coat paste amd match
and wet sand

u can do this urself
 

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It may just be the angle but it looks like you might have some minor structural damage there and not just chipped gelcoat. How deep is it?
 

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clean it out and marine tex and wet sand

or get some gel coat paste amd match
and wet sand

u can do this urself
When you say clean it out I assume you are talking about cleaning out the broken pieces and cracks, as in remove them from the area until the edges of the gelcoat are solid pieces? I just want to make sure before I dive in head first.
 

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It may just be the angle but it looks like you might have some minor structural damage there and not just chipped gelcoat. How deep is it?
I do not think there is any damage to the glass. Everything seems to be in order underneath the gelcoat, no cracking, flaking, or pealing.
 

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clean it out and marine tex and wet sand

or get some gel coat paste amd match
and wet sand

u can do this urself
When you say clean it out I assume you are talking about cleaning out the broken pieces and cracks, as in remove them from the area until the edges of the gelcoat are solid pieces? I just want to make sure before I dive in head first.
Yes. dremel works well no chips allowed
 

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It appears to be a previous repair judging by the blue coloring around the area.
It also looks like an air void.
Marine tex will work but theres much better options now for the same amount of money.
 

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It appears to be a previous repair judging by the blue coloring around the area.
It also looks like an air void.
Marine tex will work but theres much better options now for the same amount of money.
Yes there was a repair a 2 weeks ago. Same thing on a much larger scale. Probably a repair before that as well by previous owner. Which is why I pulled my fenders off in search of a solution for that as well.
 
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