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Old 21 September 2010, 12:58   #1
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Whisperís Searider Project

This is my Searider project, I own this boat with my Father and we are planning to get it up-together over this winter, Iíve collected most of the parts now so itís time to crack on with it.

As we live so far away from the sea, the first thing we did was to buy the biggest trailer possible, I bought this trailer from De Graaff, it was brand new except for the rollers.

Next I bought the hull, itís an ex-rescue boat thatís been stored indoors so the tubes are good however the hulls got some wear from being constantly run up a gravel beach. (Oh well, you canít have all).

The deck is the deluxe model with the original SR4 console thatís been fitted from new.
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So far I have removed the paint with some paint remover and then cleaned the tubes using the cleaning kit from Rib Shop and I must say Iím really happy with the result.
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At the moment Iím working on the hull, removing the antifoul and Iím going to start repairing the worn out gelcoat but this is where Iím getting a bit stuck. It has scratches all over the keel and itís down to the fibreglass in places.

Does anyone know the best way to tackle this?
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Tubes have come up nice, I'll have to get some cleaner for mine.
Not sure on the glass, coating it with resin to protect it and leave a smooth finish to paint would work.
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Thanks Chewy, The tube cleaner worked really well although I havenít used the conditioner yet as I need to make a few very small repairs first.

What type of resin and paint would you use?
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What type of resin and paint would you use?
Flowcoat should work ok. If you can get the surface horizontal(ish), the finish should be acceptable.
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