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Carbon/Kevlar or Gelcoat Repair

AuwhalerAuwhaler Posts: 31 Deckhand

Have had this surface damage on the bow since I have owned this 2007 Egret 189 Carbon/Kevlar model.  I would like to get repaired but not sure if a typical fiberglass shop would be able to make the necessary repair.  
Any ideas on how I should make this happen?
Thanks.

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  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,514 Captain
    Any competent glass shop (or glass man...) will be able to sort that out quickly..  He (or she) will need to grind down into the glass a bit, then build it back out, finally doing a simple gelcoat repair to finish it out properly.  The hardest part will be color matching your existing gelcoat - then feathering it into the existing good gelcoat sp that you can't tell a repair has been done... 

    Something to remember "carbon/kevlar" builds - are only talking about the structural reinforcing - the rest of that hull will be fiberglass...
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • 18Egret18Egret Posts: 39 Deckhand
    Any competent glass shop (or glass man...) will be able to sort that out quickly..  He (or she) will need to grind down into the glass a bit, then build it back out, finally doing a simple gelcoat repair to finish it out properly.  The hardest part will be color matching your existing gelcoat - then feathering it into the existing good gelcoat sp that you can't tell a repair has been done... 

    Something to remember "carbon/kevlar" builds - are only talking about the structural reinforcing - the rest of that hull will be fiberglass...




    Auwhaler....Like Bob said the repair is a simple repair. Have your fiberglass guy look at a AwlGrip  color chart to match the hull color.

    Hi Bob,
    Egret boat use all Kevlar on the hull and a Carbon and Kevlar layup on the desk. With a Carbon/Kevlar blend for the hatches....Pete 
  • 18Egret18Egret Posts: 39 Deckhand
    Hi Bob,
    Egret boat use all Kevlar on the hull and a Carbon and Kevlar layup on the deck. With a Carbon/Kevlar blend for the hatches....Pete 
  • AuwhalerAuwhaler Posts: 31 Deckhand
    So is this basically superficial (Gelcoat) damage and what you can see underneath the Gelcoat is Carbon/Kevlar.  I have heard of Frank sending people the Gelcoat specific color.  Should I email the factory?  Thanks for the replies.
  • 18Egret18Egret Posts: 39 Deckhand
    Auwhaler said:
    So is this basically superficial (Gelcoat) damage and what you can see underneath the Gelcoat is Carbon/Kevlar.  I have heard of Frank sending people the Gelcoat specific color.  Should I email the factory?  Thanks for the replies.
    What you see is Kevlar. Carbon Fiber is Black. There's no carbon in the hull. The carbon is used on the deck with kevlar. Send Frank and email as ask him if he can put together a kit for you. So you can take it to your fiberglass guy to do the repair. Ask him to tell you what it is going to cost and send him a check.

    Take it easy when powering up on the trailer....Pete
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