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Old 21-06-2011, 18:52   #1
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Repair fiberglass inside boat

I have a step below in my Irwin 43,the riser part of the step has a hole about the size of a fist. I want to repair this myself but need advise on how to start. If anyone has done anything like this,any advise would be great.
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Old 21-06-2011, 19:18   #2
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Re: Repair fiberglass inside boat

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Fiberglass repair is easier than most people think. I would start with West System website. They describe number of projects.
Fiberglass Boat Repair and Restoration
There is also a nice Chuck Hawley's video on West Marine website.
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Re: Repair fiberglass inside boat

Why is there a hole there? Did someone put it there to get access to something? If so you might need access again so just install a deck plate. If you don't need access, Misiu gave you some good links for fiberglass repair.
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Re: Repair fiberglass inside boat

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Why is there a hole there? Did someone put it there to get access to something? If so you might need access again so just install a deck plate. If you don't need access, Misiu gave you some good links for fiberglass repair.
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Old 23-06-2011, 07:37   #5
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Re: Repair fiberglass inside boat

The step below takes you through to the forward cabin the damage was there when I bought the boat .It looks like someone got mad and kicked or hit the step . There is nothing behind the step so a proper repair is needed. I am following up with Misiu
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