I just bought a old fiberglass canoe. The keel needs fiberglass repair. I also would like to add some extra support to the floor of the canoe because it seems a little flexi. I have never repaired a canoe before. What steps do i need to take to repair the damage? I know i have to cut out the damages areas. I know i have to layer the fiberglass mesh. <br />
I guess i am wondering what do i need to do to prepare the surface for the repair. Also, once the repair is finished do i need to gel coat the canoe again. Note: this canoe will be used for hunting, and i want to paint it flat marsh color, no gloss finish for me.
What materials do i need for this project? fiberglass mesh, epoxy, epoxy hardener... what else?
The help would be appreciated.