I bought a 2002 Cruisers 3572 as a project
boat. The boat is in great shape, but for whatever reason there are large sections of the hull
where the outer glass skin is separated from the core. These areas start about 5 feet back from the front and continue back to just in front of the engine
I've been advised of a couple different methods of repair. Some say to drill holes and inject resin to fill the voids, then anchor
the repair with screws until the resin cures.
Others say to skin the areas in sections, inspect the core, and glass the sections back on. All the delam is below the waterline so it's all covered by paint
I'm favoring the second method of taking off 3 foot wide sections of the hull from the waterline to the bottom, making sure the core is ok, and re glassing the sections back on with thickened epoxy
. A vacuum bag or screws would be used to hold the section in place.
Has anyone done a project
like this? Any advice would be appreciated regarding how to cut the sections, split the parts
of the skin from the core that are still attached, and how to anchor
the piece while it's curing.
I've had a fair amount of experience with doing fiberglass
work on boats. Also, the boat is inside my shop with a controlled environment