This customers vessel had excessive wear, which created a small hole, in the keel area. The owner of Saleen FR developed the Fiberglass Keel Guard repair for this type of damage and any one who needs a little extra material for beaching.
First, we grind out the the damaged glass several layers in, which removes any damaged glass and ensures that we have good glass for the new glass to make not only a chemical but also a mechanical bond to.
Next, we lay in the new fiberglass several layers out. It is pigmented so that as our customers beach their boat, normal sand wear will be less noticeable.
After the new glass has been laid in, we block and sand the new glass to acheive an asethetically pleasing shape. We then spray and finish the new gel coat.