I recently purchased a 15' Quicksilver Class C rib that's in need of some pretty serious work. I've got a lot of great info off these forums already, but have two issues that have me a bit stumped.
I have one compartment deflating. I sprayed it with soapy water and discovered that the valve has a slow leak. There's a video of it here:
Slow Leak - YouTube
I've also had to strip down the transom, which had been delaminating. The section where the transom connects with the boat has a glassy plastic coat over the wood that has shattered, so the varnished wood is visible underneath:
I'll be cleaning all the glue off and resticking, but I need some advice on how best to fill the broken plastic so that the PVC glue will stick to it. Will a bsic epoxy do it? Should I try roughen the wood surface or leave the varnish intact?
Thanks for the help