|Cracks in the gelcoat above and below the waterline on Speakeasy.|
The repair required the gelcoat, coremat sublayer, and some fiberglass to be cut away and built back up. In the photo below, material has already be applied to the hollowed-out section and fairing compound applied.
The next image shows the completed project. The white and blue (for the water stripe) gelcoat was applied to bring the repaired section to the same thickness as the original. Then, it was polished with cleaning compound. Once the bottom paint is applied, it will be better than new.
|Speakeasy bottom near the port quarter after grinding and fairing.|
|The finished repair before the addition of bottom paint.|