Fiberglass Fairing material advice needed
I have an old Scot, #877, that I am restoring after a squall a few years back. I had restored her to new a few years before the squall but Mother Nature doesn't take much into consideration when she's pissed off !
Anyway, I have done enormous structural repairs myself - and am up to filling and fairing - all cosmetic, none structural. I've used in the past a material called Duraglass for this, but want to know if anyone has an easier, more stable and durable product in mind.
Don't mean to be rude, but please respond if you're a DIY'er that has hands-on experience with glass work with professional, OEM quality results...
The scene: I've scarfed in just about one side of the boat, in (3) sections - each section including 6" of topside and 6" of hull - all heavily glassed in. The exterior seams have also been glassed in place and now it's time to hide those ugly seams with a fairing compound. I will be shooting her with Awlgrip or Awlcraft 2000.
The seams are probably in total 40'x 3" x no thicker than 1/4" deep. One other area, the " good side " had some rotted balsa near the chain plate so I ripped it out from the top and replaced 3'x 1' of core and glassed all in place. This too needs to be faired...
Thanks !!!! It's been 8 years, but next Spring - I'm in !