Cool Daddy wrote:
I recently purchased an older H18 in need of repair for a very good price. The good news is the boat was nearly complete (really only missing the mainsail set up and tiller handle), and the mast, sails and rigging are in surprisingly good condition. The bad news is that the tops of the hulls are delaminating, and a prior owner obviously attempted a rather substantial repair to the front of the starboard pontoon by cutting out a large patch, repairing the fiberglass and putting it back in. My question is whether that is something that is regularly done? A prior owner also attempted to drill and inject resin into the areas just ahead of the rear support of both pontoons, but didn't drill very many holes and the fiberglass is still soft in those areas. I have a good friend who is a professional auto body repairman, with all the necessary equipment to properly repair fiberglass - who has offered to help me with this project and gell coat the hulls. I am just now getting back into sailing cats after taking off a few decades, and really only anticipate a little pleasure sailing. Any suggestions? Repair and/or replace these hulls?
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