I just purchased my 1st boat. It is a little 16ft Vanguard early 80's fiberglass boat. Problem is, where the motor mounts onto the back of the boat is rotted inside...how do I fix this? What material do I use to replace what has rotted inside? I have a friend who does body work/fiberglass who can do the finishing for me no prob, but I am not sure what to use to replace what has rotted away inside that back end. What willl be strong enough to support that 70hp Merc outboard and do I have to worry about the weight of what I use?
Cheryl October 2009
Answers will appear here when the question above is answered.(No answers have been added yet.)Can you help? Click here to add an answer.
My Boat has an inboard engine, it runs Good but The propeller does not spin?My Boat has a v8 engine that works great but The propeller spins but if i hold it with my hands stops spinning i guess a gear Or a shaft is stripped Or broken. What to do to fix it?...Click here for the repair.
how to free a zipper to work that has sea salt on it.?I have a bag with equipment in side it - that got wet with sea salt and it has a zipper that I cannot unzip. It has been setting for a couple of years. I have tried marvel oil and hot water. That does not work. What can I use to free the zipper??????...Click here for the repair.
sims super v windscreen?i am trying to restore a sims super v she needs a lot of T.L.C but number one on the list is a new windscreen but i can not find one can any one help .thanks...Click here for the fix.
how many coats of varnish should I apply to a clinker dinghy?I have an old clinker built dinghy built in the 1930s. This has been out of the water for 3 years and I have recently rubbed it down and re varnished and antifouled it.
How many of layers of varnish would anyone recommend?...Click here for the fix.
Whats the best way to replace drainage bungs on a wooden dinghy? ?Please help me with my old but newly acquired wooden sailing dinghy which has two drainage bungs in the transom, one of which doesn't tighten anymore and lets in water. Whats the best way to replace and what should I bed the bung holder into ? Is this an easy job for a new boat owner and beginner bo...Click here for the repair.
Please help a DIY beginner fix a small leak in GP14 dinghy ? ?I'm a novice restoring an old GP14 wooden dinghy, it is in good condition generally but is leaking water through the seam where the first panel of marine plywood from the top then joins the piece that slants down towards the underneath of the boat. I have narrowed it down to somewhere at the front b...Click here for how to mend it.
repairs can be dangerous.
In many instances work should only be undertaken by a qualified
professional. Ensure you have read our Small
Print page before using information supplied via this website.