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Mako
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Nov 2011
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Boat Questions

Does anyone know how much it cost to get a new gel coat on a boat? boat is 26 feet

Also, if there is a soft spot in the fiberglass - how hard is it to get that fixed ($ range)?

Thanks


Chad504boy
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re: Boat Questions
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Does anyone know how much it cost to get a new gel coat on a boat? boat is 26 feet


i'm thinking at least $20-$25 a foot but i'm just guessing.


too many variables in the fiberglass question.




34venture
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re: Boat Questions
Not really, but I may be able to point you in the right direction.


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re: Boat Questions
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Also, if there is a soft spot in the fiberglass - how hard is it to get that fixed ($ range)?
This could be bad/labor intensive


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Mako
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Member since Nov 2011
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re: Boat Questions
The boat is older '97, still has gel coat - just want to make sure the boat last. I think it would be more than $25 a foot. I would imagine it would be a few thousand. Just wondering if anyone has done it.

The soft spot is around the console - where everyone stands - its kinda a general area - I assume the wood under the fiberglass has weakend a bit over time. Just wondering if I have to replace it how much would it cost.


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Bleeding purple
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re: Boat Questions
Speaking of which where the heck did glassman go? I have not seen him on here in forever.


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stewie
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re: Boat Questions
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Does anyone know how much it cost to get a new gel coat on a boat? boat is 26 feet


If I remember correctly, a buddy recently had a new gel coat put on his 18.5' boat and it cost him roughly $350.
It was a far lower than expected price...


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Also, if there is a soft spot in the fiberglass - how hard is it to get that fixed ($ range)?


Could be a lot of different things...all of which could be fairly expensive.
Remove the flooring, replace the support beams/stringers...maybe more.
Depending on the age of the boat...I wouldn't be surprised if the repairs cost more than the value of the boat.

I always worry about soft spots because it usually means there is some type of rot/break in the structural support of the boat.

However, I'm by no means an expert (especially w/o seeing the problem areas) and it is certainly worth getting a few professional quotes.

Best of luck


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