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Old 04-05-2009, 12:13   #1
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Vivacity 20 project, need advice!

I just got a sweet old project sailboat made in the early seventies I'm guessing. I've been looking curiously at the sides and how to tackle the repairs. I think I know how to go about the rest of the repairs needed. I have done some small fiberglass and epoxy work in the past but I'm not sure the best way to go about repairing the sides on boat. She has a lot of pitting or previous damage on both sides of her. I'll upload a picture because it's hard to describe. Structurally it feels fine to me and I think it is just cosmetic. I was thinking the best way would be to just grind it all down smooth and then start filling with fiberglass etc. Any advice would be most appreciated! I'm already anxious to get this old beauty sailing again.
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Old 04-05-2009, 13:32   #2
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Try the Plastic Classic Forum

You'll probably get several helpful responses from members on this forum, but I would heartily suggest you also try The members there have a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise when it comes to restoring and repairing old fiberglass sailboats.

Good luck!
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