At first I thought I was just going to fill the old holes from the frame attachment and make new ones. Now I must become a fiberglass genius so looking for help.
When I was underneath, I started seeing more problems such as soft spots in the fiberglass caused by the bad frame creating stress and allowing water to seep into the wood. My boler
is Peace River made and is all fiberglass underneath. Shell attached with a zillion screws to the frame. There are slats of wood spaced about 6 inches apart running width wise from front to back. It is not like other bolers where the entire floor is a sheet of wood.
wood layer slats
So, the 2 problems are
1) rear driver side end of frame: where the last screw attached the shell to the frame, there was wearing and the fiberglass was damaged. I cut out a rectangle sized piece of the rotten wood. Now I plan to marine glue a replacement piece of wood and fiberglass aka "laminating" over top. How do I go about feathering together the gap?
wood layer wood patch
fg fg layer
____________________ gap _____
In this above representation, there is a gap between old and new fiberglass. This is what I need help with.
2) Rotten wood at door entrance underside. Once again, cut out a 3 inch piece the width of the door entrance. Glue on a new piece of wood. Now plan on fibreglassing overtop aka "laminating". Is this the right course of action?