Hull Repair 2003 Vanguard

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  1. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    Worked on blind patches for a 2003 Vanguard that tangled with rocks and a dock during a storm. Also waxed the deck and repainted the hull.
     

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  2. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    Replaced the drain plug and faired the patched areas, big chunks with marine tex then switched to Pettit EZFair for easier sanding. Peeled off old Sunfish sticker. Sanded the hull with a DA sander, 120 grit. Sprayed the hull with Rustoleum Gloss White. Waxed the deck with 3M Fiberglass Restorer and Wax.
     

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  3. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    Applied new Sunfish stickers, finished fairing and applied last coats of hull paint.
    The owner picked up Crystal at the end of March and was very happy. They also left with a used boat cover and bought a new Dynamic Dolly. Crystal is back on the water!
     

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  4. Headley Grange

    Headley Grange Member

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    Thanks for posting the pictures. It's inspirational to watch the transformation of the boats back to sea-worthy condition.
     
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  5. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    Thanks Headley
    The Skipper says it's inspirational to sail them afterwards and hear the boats say "Thanks." And then sell them to folks who are geeked out about their "new" boat. Our favorite new Skipper was an 8 year old girl, when she came back by with her Dad after they had the boat a while we asked if she liked her boat Merci. She said yes because "I can sail it annnnnnywhere I want."
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  6. tag

    tag my2fish

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    That is a mighty fine looking picnic table as well!
     
  7. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    Yep Tag, made it out of cypress. Funny how it ended up wide enough and sturdy enough to hold a Sunfish.....
     
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  8. stollie

    stollie New Member

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    Hiya signal charlie--- how timely!

    My boat, which is coming home on Sunday, is similar looking, and will need a little work, especially as it may take a while to get a trailer. Plus, the water is still cold here in NJ, so I'm not rushing to the inevitable dunking, noob that I am.

    I hope to able to ask your (and everyone else's) help after I get to take some pics.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  9. jleonard99

    jleonard99 Sunny Sailer

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    How well did the 3m fiberglass wax work?
     
  10. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    The 3M Fiberglass Restorer Wax works great for light to heavy oxidation. The key is a Chicago Electric multi bonnet system for the lightweight WalMart 5 inch car buffer that we have, which includes an applicator pad, buffer pad, terry cloth pad and microfiber pad. They are washable as well.

    https://www.amazon.com/Chicago-Power-Tools-39606-8-Piece/dp/B001NPDR74
     
  11. jleonard99

    jleonard99 Sunny Sailer

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    Thanks I'll look into it and run by ace hardware tomorrow. Hopefully I can get the fish cleaned up this weekend.
     
  12. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    You're welcome!

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