Originally Posted by Ribzer
Does anyone know what the grey paint used around the edge of the deck and in the bilge area is (see picture below) and where I would get it? Is it a type of epoxy or gelcoat? I need it in order to carry out the repair around the a-frame attachment to the deck.
The best people to ask would probably be Redbay who could probably tell you the right shade of grey. I'm assuming you've been in touch with RBB as suggested previously as they'll be best placed to advise on the fix, and any longer term reinforcing if you are doing something exceptional with it.
Its testament to the Redbay A-frame that the weak point in the whole thing appears to be the deck joint - all too often people are posting here with cracks on cheap metal work caused by the cyclical vibrations of running ribs in real conditions.
The damage you posted looks like the sort of thing you'd expect from a sudden load, so unless you've been towing supertankers or forgot the tide goes out then did someone forget a car park height barrier? Truely remarkable though if the rest of the frame is completely unharmed from whatever happened to it. Any sign of damage on the other side? Is the frame still straight?
How old is it? I'd have been tempted to RTB even with a 3 hr tow so you get it fixed 'right'. If any water starts getting in there you'll be plagued with issues.