Yes you're right......pretty poor...thing is you can't see any of that when everything is installed. Even more pizz poor was that the two lowest fasteners were not steel studs like the new one has but 1/2" aluminum carriage bolts.........one was rotted clear away... came out as dust and bits. The other was badly eroded but came out in one piece. PITA to go all through this but better than a failure at sea!!!!Thats ugly Robin ! Real wonder it didn't come apart on you.
Good job, watertight is the main concern.Well........I'm done with that.....got a real good color match but ended up bringing up a little white from below at about 11:00 right at the end...meh....shoulda ground that chit right out of there rather than covering it up.
Learned a lot I didn't know about polyester resins with wax and without wax and the reasons/times of use for each. If I have to do this type of repair again will be purchasing much more wisely. Stihl.......it's in better shape than the whole time I've owned this boat .....so it goes....as usual I shot for 100% and ended up about 85% in this part of the project....in the big picture not to shabby for first foray into finishing gelcoat. I've done a pile of glass work over the years from laying up hulls to creating plugs to take molds from to repair work large and small but not the outside final finish. Kinda like I build houses but don't paint them.......
Did purchase a router speed controller for my Porter Cable HD305 7" polisher.......good investment...needed more variable rpm rather than just single speed as that just wanted to fling the buffing compound everywhere on start up. Much betterer.....
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Ok...Stihl is better than Husqvarna....whats the deal with these flippy caps? I want to buy a saw from Homedepot! What bar oil is best? Really how hard is that one.
I will come up with some more...Happy Newyearpoukan
Poulan makes the best saw ever made. With Craftsman a close secondOk...Stihl is better than Husqvarna....whats the deal with these flippy caps? I want to buy a saw from Homedepot! What bar oil is best? Really how hard is that one.
I will come up with some more...Happy Newyear!