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Old 07-11-2021, 12:13 PM
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Anyone familiar Fiberglass canoe repair

So I picked up a canoe on cl for an ok price. The guy painted it pink and baby blue for whatever reason. Turns out that the canoe is an old old town discovery 164. Iím going sand it down and repaint to a more traditional color. The inside of the canoe is almost like new. The outside must been exposed to the sun for a lot of years. Exterior has a lot of surface type of cracks. Iím not trying to do a full restoration but if I sand things down and fill the gaps with epoxy woukd that be an acceptable repair? Or What other methods can I do to smooth the sides and seal from water?

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Old 07-11-2021, 09:46 PM
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They make marine fiberglass repair stuff. FG cloth with goop. How do I know this? Back in the day I sunk a canoe on one of the great lakes. Was very very cold
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Old 09-05-2021, 11:14 PM
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I would mask up. Power sand down through the paint and fiberglass those sides. Looks like structual or material failure or serious resin shrinkage issues. Water ingress is obvious. Weight of cloth to use medium. Flexing of canoe in rough water may have done this if the issue is not on the bottom of the hull. Really not certain.

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Old 09-08-2021, 10:14 PM
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I have never done this but it can't be that hard. I have seen a few Mercedes 111 and 110s with fiberglass patching in the floor when the owner didn't want to install or could not find a good floor pan.

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