Rebuilding A Foam Cored Rudder Part 2

The foam that I used in this video was a #16 closed cell urethane foam supplied by US-Composites. Here’s a link to their foam page for spec’s and pricing. In total I believe I used roughly 4 gallons (2 gal of part A, and 2 gal of part B) for this rudder which was for a Freedom 35. When doing this type of repair, it really helps to have the rudder mounted on a couple of saw horses. This allows good access to all sides…

Rebuilding A Foam Cored Rudder Part 1

There will be more follow up videos showing the entire process start to finish. If you have any Q’s please post them below! Thanks for watching 🙂

Sanding And Finishing Gelcoat

I think the video pretty much explains everything. If you have any Q’s on what was covered please leave a comment below 🙂 Thanks for watching!

Applying Gelcoat

Getting to the point of applying your color matched gelcoat is one of the last steps in finishing off your repair(s). In the video I mentioned that there were 2 common ways to do this; spraying or brushing.. While brushing the gelcoat has it’s advantages, it isn’t always the best approach. For small patches such as chips, dings, scratches and small repairs I believe that it is the most efficient both in prep time and application. However in situations where the repair spot is much…

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