After years sailing fiberglass boats decided to join the real men and bought a 30' wood trawler. It's a Glen-L design completed in 1990. The boat is built to Glen-L's specifications with a cold molded hull that was encapsulated in fiberglass. I've had the boat for about a month and knew when I bought it that there was going to be some dry rot to repair.
What I've found is the source of the rot is delamination of the fiberglass. I've peeled most of the glass off the hull and the water just poured out. What I'm wondering is why such extensive delamination of the glass and what do I do now to seal up the hull now?
What I've gathered from the discussions in this forum is that CPES is probably where I should start, but there seems to be a difference of opinion about what to do then. Re-glass? Glass the seams and epoxy the rest? I'm also concerned about the interior of the hull and if it's water tight. I've considered using SANI-TRED to seal the bildge and as no skid for the deck. Has anyone out there heard of this stuff. They make the same sort of claim that CPES makes. I thought CPES was too good to be true until I read comments about it in the forum.
I've done a lot of work with wood, but not much on boats. I'll appreciate your comments.