Aquapod Repair - Fiberglass Question

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  1. kmx4

    kmx4 Refuge Member

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    I'm looking at taking this older Aquapod on as a project. What's the best way to fix the centerline seam? Would bondo glass do the trick? Thanks pod seam.jpeg
     
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    Can't tell what the problem is with the seam from that photo. Is it coming apart or just suffering from chips/dents??
    Is this AquaPod made of polyethylene or FRP?? The repair method depends on the material.
    Regardless of the material, I'd avoid any Bondo filler; it has no strength.
    Answer the above questions and we'll be able to give you the best advice.
     
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    It's an older fiberglass model. It's not coming apart, mostly chips and dents plus the gap where the top/bottom for together.
     
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    In that case, the fiberglass-reinforced-type of Bondo would probably work okay; you are talking about cosmetic issues here, not structural.
    Although, for a boat used in the duck marsh, I'm surprised that cosmetic appearance is worth the time/effort/money...
     
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    I used fibreglass and resin to reenforce mine.Std issue for boats.
     
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    EWUEagles Senior Refuge Member

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    The gap on those boats are normal. If you're not getting any water coming in I wouldn't worry about. If it's just chips and dents it probably isn't even in the fiberglass but actually in the gel coat. The one I had I just sanded and painted and it holds up fine.
     
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    Good info thanks guys. Do I need a 2 part marine epoxy or just a good primer?
     
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    Fiberglass likes 2 part polyurethane paint.
     
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    If it's not leaking I wouldn't waste your time. My 8 foot fiberglass pod has the same issue. Just camo it and call it good.
     
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    I painted my fiberglass boat with good old Home Depot OPPS latex exterior house paint and its holding up fine. Brown Boat1.jpg
     

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