|Jan 20, 2015, 10:13 PM|
Joined Dec 2014
Classic Runabout needs TLC
I am hoping someone can help me repair my boat.
I have a ProBoat Classic Runabout 29".
The sides have wood planks that are glued to a fiberglass hull.
My problem is, some of these planks have contracted and opened up gaps.
If I keep running the boat I will probably ruin it.
I would really rather not strip the entire boat to fiberglass it. None of the trim pieces are being produced any more.
Is there a way to seal the sides and still make it look decent?
|Jan 20, 2015, 10:39 PM|
Is the wood sealed with epoxy or urethane? Remove the metal fittings and give it a good sanding. Don't remove the finish down to the wood, but give it a good tooth. Put on a fresh coat of epoxy (or whatever it is finished with) and work it into the gaps between the planks. It may take more than a few coats, but you can restore it back to good working condition. If you sand it between coats, you will get a beautiful glossy finish, but you will need patience and don't stop until you have at least 6 coats.
|Jan 21, 2015, 09:09 AM|
I have had a couple of seams open up on that runabout. I flowed thin C/A into the seam. This sealed the seams up very well with no further problem. Future floor wax is an actylic and will bring the finish back up also.
VINCE, The crome plated trim pieces on this boat are plastic not metal.
Hobbico had a set of replacement trim parts for the boat at one time.
|Category||Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Sold||ProBoat Classic Runabout 29"||Rsmith0399||Boats (FS/W)||7||Jan 20, 2015 09:39 PM|
|Discussion||Hull repairs on Classic Runabout||Rsmith0399||Dock Talk||11||Jan 09, 2015 04:02 PM|
|Sold||Blade SR needs TLC some spare parts||Dallas101||Aircraft - Electric - Helis (FS/W)||1||Oct 21, 2014 10:35 PM|
|Sold||Blade SR needs TLC some spare parts||Dallas101||Aircraft - Electric - Helis (FS/W)||0||Oct 10, 2014 07:44 PM|
|Discussion||Motor upgrade for ProBoat Classic Runabout?||98 SNAKE EATER||Scale Boats||24||Feb 24, 2014 10:06 PM|