Hi, my Hobie 14's hulls are in desperate need of some attention. I have looked through a bunch of posts on here about repairing and painting and have found many different ideas. Some of these are great, and some aren't so helpful to me due to my lack of sailing terminology and repair experience. Here is what I would like to do. I would appreciate any detailed advice (so an amatuer can understand
) if anyone has the time.
My hulls have never been redone to my knowledge. There are several areas along the sides of them where they have been damaged by rubbing against rocks (thanks to an insecure beaching and a storm). These worn spots were filled with an epoxy that seems to keep water out just fine but it looks terrible because of the yellowish color on white hulls. Also, the epoxy wasn't applied in the neatest fashion, there are globs of it on my hulls...can I sand this down? What should I use to fill any other worn spots or dings?
I want to smooth out my hulls and then repaint them. What would the best paint and sanding/painting procedure be? Can I buy this paint locally? What should I do different for the tops (blue part) of my hulls?
Please forgive my lack of experience here and thanks in advance for any thoughts or advice.