Bought a project SR4 on Sunday and would like a bit of advice about how to tackle a few problems.
Deluxe model but I've removed the seating, steering console and bow dodger. It will be used for cruising / fishing and the back to back seating of the deluxe wouldn't have worked for me.
Transom and deck are both solid and the tubes seem in serviceable condition but there has been a repair at the bow at some point and I would like to know from those in the know the best way to make good.
Hull looks ok, with a few knocks and scratches and a small crack down the keel. All look repairable fairly easy.
The bow handle patch is bad with numerous repairs resulting in lots of glue and the bow has had a repair which has had a hypalon collar fitted ( for strength ?).
I've taken this back as far as the tube collar becomes good and am currently removing the old glue with an abrasive disc.
When taking the repair collar off at the bow I've had some fibreglass de lamination.
What is the preferred way to correct this? Should I gel coat and rub back or add some glass and build it back up and then rub back before applying flow coat?
I would like to re coat in grey once the hull is sound.
Thanks for any help with this.