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by Mike Bergen
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Graphite Epoxy over Fairing Compound?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Graphite Epoxy over Fairing Compound?

Here's a good write up on Simmons Sea Skiffs that also talks about the Silva-built boats with fiberglass hulls.

https://boatsandwaterfront.wordpress.co ... sea-skiff/
by Mike Bergen
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Graphite Epoxy over Fairing Compound?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Graphite Epoxy over Fairing Compound?

Good info. Thanks Cap!

The boat has a fiberglass hull and sole with wood strake sides. No idea what kind of resin was used
by Mike Bergen
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Graphite Epoxy over Fairing Compound?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Graphite Epoxy over Fairing Compound?

So just clean with acetone and epoxy right over the smooth fairing compound?
by Mike Bergen
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Graphite Epoxy over Fairing Compound?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Graphite Epoxy over Fairing Compound?

Hey guys, I'm rebuilding a Simmons sea skiff with fiberglass running surface and wood sides. Sanding paint off the bottom and going to do a graphite epoxy coating. There appears to be a fairing compound over the glass (see pic linked below). Is it safe to leave that in place and epoxy over? If so wh...
by Mike Bergen
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Panga Transom Question
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: Panga Transom Question

Wood core top center
Foam filled chambers top sides rounding corners
Solid glass entire lower portion

I'm only concerned with replacing wood core top center and repairing crack in Cap

Thanks guys
by Mike Bergen
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Panga Transom Question
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: Panga Transom Question

The transom core is not some strange stepped chunk of wood. If you look at the first photo in the linked gallery (my first post) you'll get an idea of the shape. The core is only inside the upper "batwing" shaped portion. The lower portion of the transom (The part with the pump and transducer mounte...
by Mike Bergen
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Panga Transom Question
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: Panga Transom Question

Thanks for the welcome guys! The transom has a crack in the top cap a couple inches to the right of the engine. If I had to guess I would say it was from a previous owner hitting something hard with the skeg. The crack was never properly repaired and has been open to the elements for a number of yea...
by Mike Bergen
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Panga Transom Question
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: Panga Transom Question

I've read that entire thread... and a couple dozen others. However, I haven't seen anyone re-do a transom similar to mine. Just looking for insight as to the best places to make the cuts. I'm tempted to go at it from the outside given that the core does not extend down to the bottom of the hull or t...
by Mike Bergen
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Panga Transom Question
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Panga Transom Question

Hi guys! New member here. I have a twenty year old panga made by Allmand boats. She's a bit of a beater but the design of the boat is top notch and I've been taking her further offshore lately so I thought it was probably a good idea to fix a few things. The floor is completely shot but I have a goo...