Mast Step & Gelcoat Repairs
|APS offers Laser gelcoat and gelcoat hardener for hull and deck ding repairs. We offer a full mast step repair kits to repair catastrophic failures.|
For minor dings and scratches we offer Laser gelcoat. If you have never worked with gel coat remember that you need to add liquid hardener (the catalyst) to it in order for it to ‘go-off’ (harden). The ratio is generally 1 or 2% hardener to gelcoat. Also, gelcoat does not harden fully in the presents of oxygen, so once applied you will need to cover it plastic film or wax paper until it has cured. Then it will be hard enough to sand.
Mast Step Repair Kit
Over the years a mast step may detach from the hull or be damaged from water in the tube that has frozen and expanded. In these cases the tube is destroyed and the deck around it is damaged (and the mast has fallen). If you Laser’s mast step has failed this repair kit will solve the problem. West System epoxy is generally the best epoxy to use when dong the installation. Read the instructions (link to these in the product description) carefully before beginning work.