I have avoided buying a composite boat for fear of destroying the finish as I am very anal about shining finishes.
I found a "new" 2009 Valley Avocet at a price I could not pass up. The 2009 model does not offer thigh pads and I would like to either modify a set I have laying around, or lay up neoprene on the hull underneath the combing to snug up the cockpit a little.
The layup appears to be fiberglass only, are there any glues I should avoid that may damage the composite?
I also may replace the velcro fastened back band with a IR back band so I will be cutting new slots in the combing for the support straps, should I coat the area that I cut with a gel coat repair patch?
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You can't damage the composite |
Posted by: g2d on Aug-23-13 8:51 PM (EST)
with any commonly available glue. I might use contact cement, inverting the boat so the glue stays on the thigh hooks. But you could also use certain urethane glues. Try to avoid silicones. They aren't very good as glues.
Use Weldwood contact cement|
Posted by: JackL on Aug-25-13 6:12 AM (EST)
Specifically, Weldwood GEL...|
Posted by: Bnystrom on Aug-25-13 7:12 AM (EST)