Just bought my first Hobie, and there is still one major repair to make before I get her on the water (meaning I am really
itching to get out there). The previous owner said a tree fell on one of the hulls, and some of the fiberglass is scraped up. There is damage on the deck, which seems like it has been coated with epoxy or something, and damage on the bow of the same hull. There is no damage to the underlying wood or fiberglass as far as I can tell. From the pictures below, you can see that the foam is exposed on the bow, and the fiberglass has come separated (last 2 pictures).http://picasaweb.google.com/srfhaddaway/MobileUploads#5491026354520596978http://picasaweb.google.com/srfhaddaway/MobileUploads#5491027497553743938http://picasaweb.google.com/srfhaddaway/MobileUploads#5491027336932615970
Any suggestions on how to fix this? I am more worried about the spot on the side than the one on the deck. Should I leave the foam on there, cut away the separated glass, then put a few layers of fiberglass over the foam, coat with gelcoat, and sand? That is my sense, but I wanted to make sure that was the correct approach before diving into my first fiberglass experience this weekend. I am also thinking I should probably run a few layers around the lip of the deck, where that spot sort of falls over the edge.
Any help would be much appreciated.