This 93-page, do-it-yourself instruction manual has everything you need to know to repair almost anything that happens to your fiberglass boat. With the help of excellent illustrations, it explains how to repair cracks, holes, delamination, core damage, rudders, and also how to do structural reinforcement and bond hardware in place. The manual has been updated as products and techniques have changed. ©2011 by Gougeon Brothers, Inc.
- Introduction: Understanding fiberglass boat construction and using WEST SYSTEM Epoxy for repair.
- Repairing Minor Cracks and Holes: Repairing and finishing surface and gelcoat damage, including isolated gelcoat blisters.
- Repairing Stringers and Floors: Repairing rotted stringers and floors, and adding reinforcing to increase panel stiffness.
- Repairing Solid Fiberglass Laminate: Assessing and repairing structural damage to solid fiberglass laminate.
- Repairing Cored Fiberglass Laminate: Repairing delaminated cores and replacing damaged core material.
- Repairing and Upgrading Soles and Decks: Repairing delaminated plywood soles and decks, and installing a teak veneer deck.
- Installing Hardware: Installing new hardware and repairing loose hardware with improved load carrying ability.
- Repairing Keels and Rudders: Repairing impact damage and worn rudder bearings, templating keels and rudders.
- Using WEST SYSTEM Epoxy: Using WEST SYSTEM products safely and effectively.
- Estimating guide for WEST SYSTEM products
- Applying fiberglass overhead
- Repairing machined holes in fiberglass laminate
- Problem solving guide
Plus an extensive index.