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Old 11-13-2006, 09:11 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a product for repairing a small tear in the fiberglass, near the bumper on my Scamp (Acorn)? Preferably a product with good instructions. It looks like someone bottomed out the trailer, and the bottom of the shell snagged on the ground, leaving about a one-foot jagged tear. Hope I didn't do that.

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Old 11-13-2006, 09:54 PM   #2
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Here are some sites with info...

http://www.boatus.com/boattech/casey/17.htm

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/store...hallpartial/0/0

http://www.fibreglast.com/printconte...?ContentID=123
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:33 PM   #3
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Thank you, Mike.

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Old 11-14-2006, 09:46 PM   #4
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I've used the kit from West Marine... It has good instructions.
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:12 AM   #5
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Before I had my trailer raised the last time, I caught my plumbing on a rather bad dip going into a parking lot. I didn't realize it until I got home, but I left an entire section of plumbing somewhere. It also caused it to crack the fiberglass in a few places where the shower drain came through the floor. Repairing it underneath was a little messy, but it was easier than the other repairs I've made because I didn't have to add gel coat to make it pretty.

I roughed up and cleaned the area, then repaired it with several layers of fiberglass soaked cloth. That was several years ago and it has held up well. IMHO, the hard part of fiberglass repair is the gel coat on the areas that show. I have done that as well and it came out okay, but I sure couldn't tell anyone how to do it. It takes me forever.

If yours is underneath as mine was, then you shouldn't have any problem. Other than fiberglassing my hair to the bricks I was laying on and ... well, lets just say that I recommend long sleeves and goggles when you're work overhead.
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