My trailer pads abrade the hull of my Wherry, through the paint and epoxy, with damage to the wood. I have two challenges: how to stop the abrading; and how to fix the damage.
Stopping the problem. I've tried padding the pads, relocating them (just gave me more spots to repair), strapping the boat even tighter to the trailer. Any ideas?
Repair. I intend to add some fiberglass to help protect the wood and give me more time between repairs, provided the finished surface is smooth and doesn't show a rise due to the glass. The question is, how much of the surface around the damage needs to be cleaned down to the wood before glassing (or not, just epoxy), then finishing back up to paint?
These scars are about 3" long, 1/2" high, and at the bottom of a strake. I have a photo if someone can tell me how to post it.