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Old 08-09-2005, 03:58 PM
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I am going to start sanding in the next few days.
Should I completely sand the boat down to Fiber or not required.
(Stress cracks will be completely sanded and repaired), but should I sand the hole thing off?

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If you are referring to the gelcoat, no need to take completely down except where you do have cracks. You want to check to make sure you do not have glass damage or otherwise the cracks will only come back.
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Old 08-09-2005, 05:14 PM
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Sharkey...Who is it, that makes an epoxy based vinylester resin? Ed
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Old 08-09-2005, 05:25 PM
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If you are looking at resins it would be like this:

Polyester - Fair

Vinylester- Great

Epoxy - Best

Ashland Chemical

Epoxy Vinyl Ester Resins Click here.
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Old 08-09-2005, 06:44 PM
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Ok, Sharkey cant open your attach, but will work on it. I think I even get a t-shirt,yah.

I plan on cutting the top back (only two seats & want to make it for five)
It has a hatch behind the two seats, so you can get inside the back of the boat.
I want to cut it out, move it back more and refiber it closer to the transom and then make a back seat behind the two in the front.
Do you think I can put West Systems, to fiber it back on?
Good question?
Also want to re-enforce the deck from the under side, would the West Systems bond with whats there?

Using West Systems for all the repairs would be great, instead of playing with Vinyl Ester.
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With proper prep work, the epoxy should stick to anything.
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Should I worry about the bottom?
It look clean with no stress cracks.
Its on a performance trailer and I dont think it has been in the water for a number of year. Last date of inspection was 1996.(apba race inspection)
I think the bottom of the shadow cat was built strong and shouldnt need work?
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You may want a professional surveyor take a look at that.

Perhaps even a get a moisture sensor test done.

If you don't want to do that, get under it with say the back of a plastic handle scew driver and knock on the hull perhaps every 6 inches to listen for any hollow sounds. Signs of air pockets or delamination.
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I agree, I am looking for someone that can take a good look at it. I am having trouble finding someone local(Montreal Qc.)

Would even pay someone to fly up and look at her?
Anybody comes to mind?
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Would even pay someone to fly up and look at her?
Anybody comes to mind?
Not at the moment, but you may get some suggestions from the OSO Community.
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This kills me.
I have no good pictures of this boat.
Tring to find some?
Front of this page, holy cow!, thats my boat.
How do I find this picture, SWEET!
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