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Old 05-25-2013, 10:10 AM
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Hello all,

My Hyde Drift boat is 16 years old and gets used 50-70 times a year. I have some rock nick/bangs in her hull I think I ought to repair. They do not leak, but some are pretty deep. Any advice on how to repair them?

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If it doesn't leak than I would put that project off until winter (assuming you have a garage or shop to do the work indoors. I've repaired fiberglass sailing boats in the past, but it was way back in the late 70's, it isn't that hard, but I hesitate to offer any advice as I'm sure the technology has changed. You might look on Hyde's web site to see if they offer any repair kits, if not I would definitely give them a call. I know that they refurbish older boats in their facility, and will probably offer you suggestions on the best products for the job at hand.

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Hi Dan,
I'm with Larry on this one....the work will wait until Winter. It's time to fish!

When the time comes take a look at youtube, there are loads of videos on fiberglass repair.
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I agree with Larry & Fysh it's not a Big Project also with The Season Open or about to open your Boat will come in Handy.
May I stress even though your boat doesn't leak check & make sure Firstly There's no moisture in The Damage regardless how small it is then every time you use it also do visual checks especially if you happen to run into a Rock or Stony Gravel Bars.
The only experience I've had with Fibreglass Boats have been Ski Boats as we always use Aluminium Tinnies & know what they cop.
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Id clean the loose soft material out of the gouges, and fill with thickened resin mixed with chopped fiberglass strand, (kitty hair), sand smooth and paint with gel coat. If they are large and structural id fill and then patch on the inside and out with two layers of woven cloth.
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