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Gelcoat damage

September 22 2017 at 10:10 AM

Paul  (Premier Login FEfinaticP)

Response to That's a wise move!

Marco, that crazing looks pretty serious from the photo. I think I would attempt to sand it with 1000 grit wet sand paper and a drop of soap, just to see what happens. I am wondering if that area might have actually been repaired or painted. It's tough to tell from photos but your photo is a very good one.

Good luck, keep us posted.

Regarding instruments, I can not personally help you on that one because I don't have an Italian XK here, but I would proceed carefully there too because I know Herb Pocklington and his production people in Italy did make modifications to the basic boats along the way, and if they were able to obtain a gauge slightly different diameter it would have been very easy to use it. As an example, the 23 Commander we have here in the US was built in Italy under the name "Monte Carlo", and it was the same basic boat as we have in the US but the top deck casting has been modified and the aft deck was lowered with a rail and sun pad. There are also a variety of models we know about but we never got from Italy here in the US, for instance I don't know of even one example of the Monte Carlo that ever made it to the US happy.gif


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