Fiberglass Repair

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Chris Hartsfield

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Mar 13, 2022, 6:04:40 PM3/13/22
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I have a 26 Sedan and I am replacing the port gas tank and as well as the swim platform. I have a couple of questions on what to use for repair.

What is the best way to fill those holes and repair the exterior and interior fiberglass/epoxy etc. 

I just want to make sure the holes do not fail and remains water tight.

Chris

Brian Edmondson

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Mar 14, 2022, 4:08:05 PM3/14/22
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To Chris Hardsfield:

I totally forgot to address you replacing your swim platform.  If you look at my "Aux Power" folder, you can see that I have cut 26" off the port side of the OEM swim platform to make room for a high-thrust Yamaha 25hp outboard.  I cut the curved end out and patched it back to the cut back platform.  This is just temporary and a test so I can see precisely where the Yamaha wants to live.

THEN, I'm going to buy a sheet of 1" King Starboard and make a new custom-shaped swim platform out of that material.  It's pricey at $800+ but that's cheaper than the guy up in Canada who will sell you a swim platform for $3k.  AND... who knows... maybe you and I can split an 8-foot sheet... which is 54" x 96".  That would give us each a 27" wide platform.  You might want more, but I thought it worth mentioning; and I haven't fully decided how wide I really want mine and I may end up going to 32" which would leave me with 22", which is about 6" wider than the Tolly OEM swim platform.  If I go with a 32" width, which is kinda what I've been planning... I'll have to figure out what to do with the 22" piece.  AND... it's possible that a distributor would sell me just what I need.

Brian Edmondson

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Chris Hartsfield

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Mar 29, 2022, 10:22:33 AM3/29/22
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Brian,

I believe that I responded to you via email but if I didn’t I have already purchased the swim platform from the BC company. I do not have the skills to make one myself.

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