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Fiberglass Boat Repair in Pinellas & Pasco County

If you own a fiberglass boat, then it’s just a matter of time before gouges, nicks, and scratches appear on the surface. These damages become more complex when they involve textured surfaces. Deep fiberglass dents may need structural marine fiberglass repair as well as fillers before you repair the gelcoat.

Our fiberglass and gelcoat experts are experienced in reconstructing and restoring any minor or major fiberglass repair. We have the latest technology and resources that gives us a competitive advantage and allows our mechanics to work quickly and efficiently to get you back on the water!

Common Damages to Fibreglass Boats

In our line of trade, we often encounter certain types of damages more than others. Severe damages to boats often require comprehensive and structural repairs. The first step for us is to determine whether the damage is cosmetic or structural.

Structural damage includes:

  • Cracking
  • Serious abrasions
  • Gouges

Cracking is often caused by overloading, high flexing, heavy accessories, and incorrect installations of fixtures, or rotting. Gouges are caused by sharp objects that have broken considerable strands of the fiberglass cloth.

Affordable Fiberglass Boat Repair

Any major marine fiberglass repair could cost hundreds or thousands. Some boat owners attempt to fix the damage by themselves. However, that is risky as you may not be able to properly estimate the extent of the damage or have the resources or expertise to repair it. Which could lead to extensive costs

Our team will create a custom plan that fits your needs & budget so that we can get you and your family back out enjoying the Florida life.

  1. We’ll clean the surface and remove all contaminants like salt, wax, grease or any other foreign material using a stiff bristle brush.
  2. Then we’ll dewax the surface using solvent based dewax on a saturated cheesecloth rag. We change the rag regularly to ensure that all the contaminants are removed.
  3. Remove any residue before the surface dries.

As a rule, we never use copper-based paint or metal running gear. We rely on metal free bottom paint.

Fiberglass Gelcoat Repair

You should always examine your fiberglass boat for scrapes, chips or gouges on the gelcoat. It is always critical to fix the damage before it exposes the fiberglass matting that’s beneath the gelcoat.

There are several things we keep in mind during the repairs:

  • First, we make sure that we match the colors of the Gelcoat.
  • Second, we’ll ensure that we clean up the edges of the damaged surface.
  • Thirdly we’ll tape it off.

After that, we fix the Gelcoat then apply it on the damaged surface and then sand it out.

Fiberglass Hull Repair

Some of the common tools that we use to make simple repairs to the hull include electric drill, scissors, paintbrushes, sanding block, mixing can and buffing attachment for the drill. Depending on the size of the hole the job may take about 2 days to finish.

Common Errors in Fibreglass Repairs

The reason we recommend that you use our services is that most DIY fiberglass repairs often end up creating a bigger mess. Some of the common errors include incorrect lamination of repairs after the damaged fiberglass has been removed.

There’s also the common error of using poor quality adhesives to fix the damage. The most prevalent mistake is contaminating the fiberglass surface after it is sanded.

Why Choose Us

We have the best team of mechanics that are passionate and experienced. They are certified and each one has the requisite experience having worked on hundreds of boats. We have also done a wide variety of boat fiberglass repair and diagnostics.

Compared to our rivals we charge the most affordable price for marine fiberglass repairs. When you contract us. you’ll be joining a long list of satisfied and loyal clients. Contact us today to schedule your fiberglass boat repair! You can also fill out our online service request form here.

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Fiberglass Boat Repair in Pinellas & Pasco County

If you own a fiberglass boat, then it’s just a matter of time before gouges, nicks, and scratches appear on the surface. These damages become more complex when they involve textured surfaces. Deep fiberglass dents may need structural marine fiberglass repair as well as fillers before you repair the gelcoat.

Our fiberglass and gelcoat experts are experienced in reconstructing and restoring any minor or major fiberglass repair. We have the latest technology and resources that gives us a competitive advantage and allows our mechanics to work quickly and efficiently to get you back on the water!

Common Damages to Fibreglass Boats

In our line of trade, we often encounter certain types of damages more than others. Severe damages to boats often require comprehensive and structural repairs. The first step for us is to determine whether the damage is cosmetic or structural.

Structural damage includes:

  • Cracking
  • Serious abrasions
  • Gouges

Cracking is often caused by overloading, high flexing, heavy accessories, and incorrect installations of fixtures, or rotting. Gouges are caused by sharp objects that have broken considerable strands of the fiberglass cloth.

Affordable Fiberglass Boat Repair

Any major marine fiberglass repair could cost hundreds or thousands. Some boat owners attempt to fix the damage by themselves. However, that is risky as you may not be able to properly estimate the extent of the damage or have the resources or expertise to repair it. Which could lead to extensive costs

Our team will create a custom plan that fits your needs & budget so that we can get you and your family back out enjoying the Florida life.

  1. We’ll clean the surface and remove all contaminants like salt, wax, grease or any other foreign material using a stiff bristle brush.
  2. Then we’ll dewax the surface using solvent based dewax on a saturated cheesecloth rag. We change the rag regularly to ensure that all the contaminants are removed.
  3. Remove any residue before the surface dries.

As a rule, we never use copper-based paint or metal running gear. We rely on metal free bottom paint.

Fiberglass Gelcoat Repair

You should always examine your fiberglass boat for scrapes, chips or gouges on the gelcoat. It is always critical to fix the damage before it exposes the fiberglass matting that’s beneath the gelcoat.

There are several things we keep in mind during the repairs:

  • First, we make sure that we match the colors of the Gelcoat.
  • Second, we’ll ensure that we clean up the edges of the damaged surface.
  • Thirdly we’ll tape it off.

After that, we fix the Gelcoat then apply it on the damaged surface and then sand it out.

Fiberglass Hull Repair

Some of the common tools that we use to make simple repairs to the hull include electric drill, scissors, paintbrushes, sanding block, mixing can and buffing attachment for the drill. Depending on the size of the hole the job may take about 2 days to finish.

Common Errors in Fibreglass Repairs

The reason we recommend that you use our services is that most DIY fiberglass repairs often end up creating a bigger mess. Some of the common errors include incorrect lamination of repairs after the damaged fiberglass has been removed.

There’s also the common error of using poor quality adhesives to fix the damage. The most prevalent mistake is contaminating the fiberglass surface after it is sanded.

Why Choose Us

We have the best team of mechanics that are passionate and experienced. They are certified and each one has the requisite experience having worked on hundreds of boats. We have also done a wide variety of boat fiberglass repair and diagnostics.

Compared to our rivals we charge the most affordable price for marine fiberglass repairs. When you contract us. you’ll be joining a long list of satisfied and loyal clients. Contact us today to schedule your fiberglass boat repair! You can also fill out our online service request form here.

S&S Marine is your friendly knowledgeable mechanics that take pride in every job they do! I would highly recommend them, they have saved my butt plenty of times!

Samuel Miron - Holiday, FL

Antonelli Plumbing

These guys are the best! They're very knowledgeable and honest mechanics. Prices are fair & competitive compared to other local marine repair shops in the area. I won't use anyone else.

Sheryl Watts - Tarpon Springs, FL

ARC Insurance

Fair, honest and experienced mechanics! The best around, highly recommended by all the locals! I wouldn't trust anyone else with my boat! They 're services are well worth the wait!

Michael Saroukos - Palm Harbor, FL

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• Diesel Boat Repair

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• Complete Rewires

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• Power-Head Rebuilding

• Lower Unit Repair Service

• Lower Unit Rebuilds

• Ignition Ion/Fuel System

• Diagnostics Service

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