Hello fellow builders... I bought this boat from a friend who built it 5 or so years ago. It is fiberglass on wood with the hull being a clear coat of epoxy and the natural wood shows through for the most part.
It is in generally good shape just needing some attention to the finish and the following problems with the underside.
There is some discolored light yellow delamination on the bottom center of the hull in 8 or 10 areas. These areas are each about the size of a dime or nickel. The fiberglass moves when pressed down. What is the best way to repair these to prevent water intrusion and further damage?
I have been sanding with 220 grit sand paper to prepare the hull for a finish coat of ??? I was thinking varnish but after reading extensively on this forum it might need a coat of epoxy first instead of varnish..??? then varnish later???
I think I have sanded down to the cloth in some areas... also the tip end of the bow and stern are rubbed down to the wood with about an inch of fiberglass missing from episodes at the boat landings, launchings and such.
This is a lot of questions I know. Is there possibly a repair guide to answer what are likely my simple questions?
Thanks much for any comments. This is sure a fun hobby! Thanks much, Rickisan