Looking To Repair UV Damage
Our 2003 Rendova 11 foot tender came as a package deal with the mothership, and I didn't give it much thought aside from thinking it was a really cool little boat. I still do.
But I'm starting to notice the surface damage from years of exposure. The boat was kept in a sheltered slip for most of its life, but one side of the tender kinda stuck out the end. Consequently some of the surface is crumbling away. Especially on this blue patch.
Just to get an idea of where my focus should be, do you think that blue patch is decorative or structural? As in is it sitting on top of the white tube, or did they actually jigsaw that whole thing together from different pieces? The latter sounds like bad workmanship, and I'm hoping they didn't go that route. If it's only decorative, then at least the underlying surface should be sound.
The surrounding white tube is in better condition, but it's deteriorating along the edge of the blue patch. Under bits of flaking paint, I can see what might be shallow cracks, or it may just be the texture pattern of the material. I'll have to look again.
Any recommendations or tips for a top coating? I heard Flexithane is good.