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Is there a do it yourself gelcoat kit for this or should I have my dealer repair the boat? What will happen if I do not repair them?

Question:
Last weekend, I scraped my boat over some rocks (20ft Four Winns). There are some deep gouges on the hull that run along for about 8 feet under the boat. In most places these gouges are just surface scratches, but in a few areeas I think they have gone completely through the gelcoat into the fiberglass. Do I need to repair these scratches or can I leave them as they are. Is there a do it yourself gelcoat kit for this or should I have my dealer repair the boat? What will happen if I do not repair them?


Answer:
- Don't forget the rec.boats map project address: http://www.undertech.com/boaters All are welcome to join in and find a friend or at least someone to mooch boat rides off of while on vacation

- I would find a reputable fiberglass repair shop and have the boat completely inspected before I'd ever put it back into the water. There are many things that could happen to the bottom from delamination to blistering if the gouges are left unattended. I'm not trying to scare you but an ounce of prevention........

BTW, don't take it to the dealer. They will just farm it out to a local fiberglass shop since most don't can't afford to have this level of expertise on the payroll. Ask around, especially local independent mechanics or boat yards. This way you can be relatively sure that the advice the fiberglass guy gives you is accurate. Then take that advice and get the boat fixed.

Also, call your insurance agent, there's a very good chance the damage is covered under your hull insurance.


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