How to Repair a Damaged Airboat Hull How to Repair a Damaged Airboat Hull

What You'll Need
Sander
Sandpaper
Get coat (filler and hardener)
Putty knife
Face mask
Protective eyeglasses
Working gloves

A damaged airboat hull can compromise the safety of your craft, so you need to repair the damage before you attempt to take your boat out for a ride. Making repairs on boat hulls can be a messy and challenging task, but with the right tools, you can perform the task on your own. To help you repair a damaged airboat hull, follow these steps.

Step 1 – Sand the Damaged Area

Check the boat hull for cracks and breaks, and then sand the damaged areas carefully until they are smooth to the touch. Take care not to sand too vigorously to avoid causing more damage. After sanding the damaged area, take a damp rag and wipe the area clean. Make sure that you remove all dirt, grime and particles before you apply the gel coat.

Step 2 – Apply Coating

Fill the cracked or damaged area with gel coat, and then carefully press the gel into the crack using a putty knife. Make sure that the gel is evenly applied to the cracked or damaged area. After applying the coating, let the gel dry completely before you sand uneven areas.

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