Fiberglass Repair – Using Gelcoat Over Epoxy

Nicks and dings in your fiberglass are common to any boat, whether or not it gets used often. Repairing damage to your gelcoat and fiberglass can seem intimidating, but when done properly, can be a simple and even quick repair.

In the video today, we look at a small fiberglass repair being done to the deck of a boat with a thick layer of gelcoat. Often times instructions and advice will indicate that using gelcoat over epoxy is ill advised because the 2 chemicals cannot bond chemically – but Brendan shows us how to properly prepare your surface and execute a repair that will bond and be a lasting repair based on a strong mechanical bond.

Check out our video of the day and dig into why we think a non-structural, cosmetic repair can be easily pulled off with proper preparation and near perfect execution.  Enjoy!

Part 3 of the Carbon Fiber Hardtop Bimini Replacement

Have you watched the Part 1 and Part 2 videos in this series on how we built a replacement carbon fiber hard top for the Black Watch 26? The canvas bimini top served its purpose of providing shade but was worn and not acceptable for storing things on top of it. This new Carbon fiber top is just the answer. It is a stable platform and is light and solid for attaching boards to the top.

Step into the TotalBoat Workshop for the final video in this 3-part series on laying up carbon fiber projects and in this part 3, the painting and attachment of the top to the existing frame.