First off, i'd like to say that this rebuild is stricly for me to try and improve my wood working / boat building skills. Not looking for any input on the design of the boat...i do know this site and JM offers some of the best designs i've seen. I have built the FL12 and fully intend on building another of JM's designs as soon as this one is done. I have purchased and will purchase all of my supplies from BBC, i think their service and this website is phenomenal!
So here we go. I bought a few gallons of epoxy, some fiberglass tape, roll of fiberglass and some of the purple stuff to mix for filling the weave (the name escapes me), this is just to get me started.
My son and i got the boat off of the trailer by hooking the stern to a fence post and basically slowly pulling the trailer out from underneath it, that got a lot of laughs from SWMBO, but worked out great in the end. Got it upside down and on the cradle and started stripping the paint and body filler off of it. I am pretty sure this thing was made with polyester resin, because the fiberglass tape over the seams just peels right up with a tug.
Also notice the polyester body filler (bondo) used for fairing the seems.
Since these were taken, ive gotten one side completely stripped and am working on the other.
First question===im trying to decide whether to paint or graphite the bottom, i know the graphite should last longer, you'd think it may be a little cheaper to do this too, because you dont have to primer and paint?