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Old 13-05-2015, 17:29   #61
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Re: Repairing deck gellcoat stress cracks

No question. Boaters get gouged all the time. A couple days ago I needed 3 5"x 1/2" bolts with nuts to reattach my bobstay. A certain well known purveyor of boat hardware would sell me bolts only for around $25 USD EACH. A local fastener shop sold me all three with nuts and washer for $20.

For cleaning supplies, solvents and such I will go to the local building supply or grocery store. It takes a while, mostly by word of mouth, but there are some good products out there. Even for marine products a little shopping pays. A 16 oz can of McLube is about $28 at West Marine, $16 at Sears and $13 at another marine store

It pays to check with others and shop. !!


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Old 13-05-2015, 18:57   #62
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Re: Repairing deck gellcoat stress cracks

Originally Posted by Saltyhog View Post

So there's a "MagicEzy" click ad at the bottom of my CF page. When I click on it, I get a 404 error. Oh the irony. There's no *there* there.

My experience with boat repair has been that rarely is anything "magic" or "easy". Though when it does happen, it's beautiful!

I must admit, I've never personally applied ME or Creeping Crack Cure, but I have seen the results of both several times on clients boats. Usually when they were paying me to fix it right.

O you who turn the wheel and look to windward,

Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.
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