I recently just did some major repairs
on my 1968 Cal
25. These repairs
, to name a few included: porthole leaks
, thru-holes and plumbing
replaced, bottom paint
, bildge, lazerette repair
, holding tank
, electrical system overhaul
and more leaks..... But two repairs in particular i have created cause for concern, regarding their integrity and longevity.
The first repair
was the transom. Pictures would best explain the situation, unfortunately i am without. But i will explain the best I can. So the fiberglass
that is attached to the wooded transom split away from the deck fiberglass
. It wasn't the actual fiberglass that split but rather the adhesive(or whatever held it together) connecting the deck/cockpit together. So when the outboard
runs the very outer fiberglass bended SO uncomfortably far outwards. So instead of replacing the entire transom(time and money
were an issue) this is what i did: I first epoxied the hell out of the splitting fiberglass, then drilled a hole from the cockpit
to the very outer part of the boat
, then bolted the two pieces together.
My next questionable repair concerned a rotten portion of the deck
. I had some very bad leaking where the pop-top met the deck. So when I more closely examined the leaking i saw that the innerwood core
was rotten through. So what i did was scrape out all the rotten wood
on all sides, fill the creases of the poptop with 3M 5200 sealant
, then fiberglassed over all the sealant
. I know its unproffesional, but the leaks have completed ceased.
So my question is: are these just ill-sighted solutions doomed to even more failures. And how long should these solutions hold, i am planning on selling this boat
in a couple years. Thanks!