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    Canadian Beaver Inspector jkindt's Avatar
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    Working on bottom of hull...

    What does everyone do to support the hull up-side-down when refinishing the gelcoat? I built a stand that holds the ski in the upright position similar to the bunks on a trailer, but now I need to repair some chunks in the bottom. Stupid people and friggin' riding the damn ski up onto the shore!!!


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    buddy of mine has a home made stand in his garage to roll his machine around on when working on it . and he had an issue with the bottom of his hull also . came up with an idea that worked but was out there a bit . he attached a come-a-long to a support beam in the roof , and partially pulled the nose up in the air, with the tail resting on the stand ( wheels locked ) gave him all the free space he needed to work the hull . just make sure your support beam can haddle the weight . he put a 4by 4 across 4 rafters . and as he only had partiall weight on it , it worked fine .

    hillbilly mechanics , but it worked .

    or make a stand that is wider in the bunks and allows access to damaged area !!

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    Canadian Beaver Inspector jkindt's Avatar
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    I thought about building a stand that will allow the ski to be supported by a short 'bunk' in each footwell. I would think that the hull should be strong enough to support its weight without the motor and an empty fuel tank in that position. Any other ideas?

    I also need to know what type of finish is on these machines? If I use epoxy to fill the deep scratches, can I use gel-coat repair to finish the surface, or is it a painted finish? I really don't want to paint the bottom if possible, but I do want it to hold up.

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    Marine-tex works good as a repair. It is a 2 part product and can be worked with overhead if needed. Check out Epiphane topside paints, they are a little pricey, but they are really tough. Epiphane has a one part poly based paint similar to Brightside, but tends to be a little tougher. Check they videos out at Jamestown Distributers website sometime, kinda interesting.

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    if you have no motor or fuel tank in this machine , your idea would work fine , but make your bunks as long as the foot wells . spread out the load . didn't get the impression it was sans motor from your first post !!

    lots of how to on u-tube when it comes to fiberglass work and gel coat repair

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