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  g-flex + aluminum powder
  Posted by: bluemerle on Dec-27-12 7:57 PM (EST)
 

Chip:

I sanded the bottom off my Shaman that showed a lot more ABS than your boat. The spot was concentrated in the center of the boat. I probably didn't "need" to do it, but I had Chris at BMO do a patch. He masked off about a 1-1/2' x 2' area and spread a smooth, thin, single layer of g-flex mixed with aluminum powder. That was 2 years ago and the patch is wearing as well (if not better) as the surrounding royalex; and the g-flex is a smooth finish for sliding over rocks.

As you can see, I don't do my own repair work, so I'm not sure if g-flexing the whole bottom of your boat is possible. But patching it now with g-flex may save a major repair later.

David

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