There was some progress in the last month.
I re-installed the frame and closed off all the fiberglass holes left from removing the furnace
. I don't need these vents anymore, since I will be installing a 12V compressor fridge
. I also filled all the holes from shore power and water supply.
For this work, I followed the instructions by Dave White on this forum:
and the youtube videos by BoatWorksToday:
I used the following materials, all sourced from Industrial Plastics in Calgary:
-Marine grade gel coat, waxed
-Marine grade resin, waxed
-Bondo Body Filler (for repairing smaller holes)
The cutouts I got from Trillium
Outback here in Calgary, that made the job much easier, rather than having to make my own.
Fiberglassing is actually pretty easy once you have all the right materials and tools. A bit messy put I expected it to be much worse. I'm sure my job is not professional but it looks pretty good and the surface is smooth. And when I press on the patches, they are solid. Once it's painted, nobody will notice there were holes once.
Currently I am sanding (this sucks so much ;-), and then I will paint
the outside with Interlux paint
. Updates to follow... (my two small girls want the green band painted in baby pink, we will see...)
Here some pictures of the fiberglass repair: