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Old 01-18-2005, 12:33 AM
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i have a hull that's similar to the enforcer gator boat. except instead of the gasoline engine, it's got a radio box in tthere and the power it supplied by a K&B outboard engine. since there's no engine in there, i'm worried about it picking up water and maybe (a big maybe) sinking. so i want to make a make shift cover for it. do any of you have any ideas on how to do that? thanks
Old 01-18-2005, 01:22 AM
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I'm not a fiberglass EXPERT but, you could shape a piece of foam block to the right shape and size . Then lay the glass over it, when the glass has hardened remove the foam. Apply the gel coat, sand and paint.
Old 01-18-2005, 01:40 AM
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If you use foam as stated above , be sure to use epoxy resin with the glass . regular fibreglass resin ( poly ) will eat thru the foam .
Otherwise , you could also check on EBAY . There are a few hull manufacturers that are also selling JUST the hatches and some will even make them to specs . Again , check on EBAY and inquire as to the EXACT size and ask for MORE pictures . This way , you KNOW whether or not it will fit .
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the plastic that alot of people use to cover their radio boxes in older boats. Where can we get that? i know it's a little heavy and i only have a little piece of fiberglass that extends out so that i can bolt it. i'd use the fiberglass technique that you guys stated above, but since i'm a high school kid, i have no idea what you're talking about and probably can't get access to it.

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Not sure exactly where MOUNTAIN VIEW is , but assuming northern CA . Any marine boating shop will have it . And , unless there is some CA law , anybody can usually buy it .
plastic ? Smoked plexiglass ? from local hardware/glass shop . ( can usually get it as thin as you need . ) Otherwise , try a local craft shop for some thin sections of plastic . here , there is one called HOBBY LOBBY that sells plastic sheets .

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