- Sep 1, 2011
- Boat Make
- Sold- 20' Eastporter (Rebuilt 2011) 22' Pearson Ensign
I bought a 1974 8' Eli trihull dinghy to get to my mooring. It is in decent shape, but the chines are looking a little beat due to 38 years of use (dragging on the beach, hitting rocks etc.). I have a bunch of fiberglass and epoxy left over from my rebuild and wondering if it is better to do the work now and beef it up, or wait until later. Looking for advice from people on the forum who have experience with fiberglass. My thought is to make it a brick sh*t house and put a layer of 1708 on both the inside and outside chines (about 6" wide), fair with Rage, prime, paint done. I want this dinghy to last another 38 years with minimal up keep. Ideas?