1988 Shoalwater 176 Rebuild

Questions about boat repairs with our resins and fiberglass: hull patches, transoms and stringers, foam, rot etc.
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Re: 1988 Shoalwater 176 Rebuild

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Spent the last couple weekends doing other things but I've managed to get the boat deck fiberglassed and ready for fairing. Should be able to make good progress this weekend.
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Re: 1988 Shoalwater 176 Rebuild

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Nice!! Jeff

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Re: 1988 Shoalwater 176 Rebuild

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Thanks, Jeff. One year into this, I've about had my fill of arts and crafts in the garage.

Happy Father's Day, to all the dads here. Hope you had a great Sunday!

Boat's all smooth, let's get some primer on her and see what we got.
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Re: 1988 Shoalwater 176 Rebuild

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The boat has a ton of pin holes and other minor blemishes to fix, but we're getting close to final paint!
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Re: 1988 Shoalwater 176 Rebuild

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Looks like you're ready to move on, it looks good in the photos!

If you are a glutton for finish work, a product that has been highly recommended to deal with pin holes is Kombi Putty: https://www.myrefinishportal.com/us/en/ ... -200g.html
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Re: 1988 Shoalwater 176 Rebuild

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I've had very good luck with Kombi putty. Put a dab on with your finger, smooth it with putty knife, and sand it 10 minutes later. Sands very easily. It's reddish colored so I always put a bit of primer over treated areas.

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Re: 1988 Shoalwater 176 Rebuild

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I'll give the putty a shot! Ordering now. Thanks for the recommendation.

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