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Making New Portlights

This is part 1 of 2 showing the process for making new frameless / fixed portlights. Is this episode it’s all about the cutting and shaping which generally isn’t very exciting, hence the short abbreviated video ๐Ÿ˜‰ Installing them will be a bit different! The material I use for all my portlight installations is a product called Makrolon GP made by Sheffield Plastics. In this instance it was a 3/8″ polycarbonate, but this material is available in many other thicknesses. The one thing that I…

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Using Soft Sand Rubber For Awlgrip Nonskid

In this video I take a look at a new product called SoftSand Rubberยฎ used for creating a nonskid texture on your painted deck. This product is manufactured by SoftPoint Industries. In the past I’ve always used Griptex (which is Awlgrip’s version of their nonskid particles) and it worked fine; it created a nice looking texture that served it’s purpose of keeping you sure-footed, but the application was always something that took a little messing around with to make it look perfectly uniform. Typically I…

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Gelcoat / Epoxy Bonding Results

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Can Gelcoat And Epoxy Bond?

Here is the first of 2 video’s where I look to see if there’s any truth to the belief that polyester based materials (such as gelcoat) won’t bond to epoxy. It’s been long believed that if you were using epoxy for your fiberglass repairs, you were more or less limited to having to use paint as your topcoat. Over the years I’ve “broken the rules” on occasion and to date have not had any issues using gelcoat as my topcoat over epoxy. I’m not saying…

Rebuilding A Foam Cored Rudder~Part 5

The last video of this series! Here I cover a great product from Pettit Paint! Their barrier coat system called Pettit Protect. An easy to use protective system that helps prevent the formation of blisters in the fiberglass. You can find more information on this product HERE… This system is mixed 3:1 (3 parts base to 1 part catalyst) and if needed can be thinned up to 10% overall volume with Pettit 97 Epoxy Thinner to help with rolling the material out a bit smoother….

Rebuilding A Foam Cored Rudder~ Part 4

Finally fairing the rudder in using a great new product from Pettit Marine; EZ-Fair! More details on this video coming over the next couple days ๐Ÿ™‚

Rebuilding A Foam Cored Rudder Part 3

I don’t think there’s any additional info to include with this video; I suspect everything was pretty straight forward.. If you have any Q’s please post them below! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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