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Old 06-03-2007, 04:10 PM
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Default First boat - hull repair help

Experienced RC car basher (nitro and elec) could use some help with a boat hull. What do I use, how do I repair, what paint do I use, etc. Check out the picks.

The boat was obviously once an outboard nitro, but I plan to turn it into an inboard twin electric. Before I do anything else, I need to be confident in the hull. It's fiberglass, and similar in size to the Traxxas Villian. Anyone recongnize the make/model?

Many cars and trucks, a couple of crashed planes, but my first boat!

Any and all help will be appreciated...

thx
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Old 06-03-2007, 07:01 PM
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Prather Aggressor ...
Use fibreglass resin and shaker paint like Duplo from auto parts stores .
To fill in the holes in transom , use wood dowels fit to size . the resin over them .
Old 06-03-2007, 07:35 PM
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Thanks for the info.

"experienced"...ain't it the truth!

Thanks again.
Old 06-03-2007, 09:16 PM
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Don't use any Bondo or that red glazing compound, they will swell when it gets wet. Use polyester or epoxy fillers and glazing compounds for the repirs. The topcoat is of your choice, either spray bomb it with hardware store spray paint or take it to a body shop and have it painted right or anything in between.
Old 06-03-2007, 09:29 PM
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I thought you and that other guy over on the gas forum liked to use Bondo[sm=lol.gif]
Old 06-04-2007, 09:01 AM
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Default RE: First boat - hull repair help

It's a Prather but not the Aggressor hull. The Aggressor is larger and has a distinctive "blunt" nose on it.
Regular epoxy glues usually don't stick well to these as Prather uses a polyester resin in building their boats.
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Thanks for the information.

This sounds like I'm going to be having some fun!
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[link=http://martysrcboats.com/pix/pic4a.jpg]46 Inch Prather hull[/link]
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ORIGINAL: unclecrash

I thought you and that other guy over on the gas forum liked to use Bondo[sm=lol.gif]


Not me... I never use bondo, not even on my cars.
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ORIGINAL: Flabum


ORIGINAL: unclecrash

I thought you and that other guy over on the gas forum liked to use Bondo[sm=lol.gif]


Not me... I never use bondo, not even on my cars.
No not you you dont use bondo[sm=red_smile.gif]you only tell other people to use it. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=5035809

Oh I was wrong you are lying you do use bondo

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Old 06-07-2007, 08:35 PM
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Hmmmmmm half busted. The bondo I used on my hatch was actually the plug for my hatch, not the permament part. I use it in making plugs and taht's about it. As for recommending it to someon else.....I must have been drinking heavily that night [&o]
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LOL I know your intensions are good.

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