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  • JohnB says:

    Super set- really enjoyable. Your presentational / video skills are excellent, as is your craftsmanship Andy. Rating 100% – top marks.

  • John Miller says:

    Great show!!! I will forward to a freind who is restoring a tri hull.
    Your boat is the same as mine..
    Great Boat ….

    • Andy says:

      Hey John, I actually looked over your boat when I was doing my research! Great Job! Thanks for the kind words 🙂


  • OK says:


    Love it!

    • Mike says:

      I have this exact boat and I’m looking to have it restored. My father bought it new in 1958 and it’s been setting in my garage for the past 5 years. Do you have any recommendations on where I cavils have the work done?

  • Naresh says:

    Hi Andy,

    Wonderful paint job on the boat. What is the wet sander do you use, can you make a vid on wet sanding surface? Whats the painting equipment?

    Great job again!


    • ~Andy says:

      Hi Naresh,

      The sander I use is made by QuickCut Sanders. Here’s a link There are vids on their website that cover most of what you’ll want to know if you’re looking for something like this 🙂

      One thing to mention is that you’ll need a decent sized air compressor to operate it. Mine is a 60 gallon 12CFM model that is barely able to keep up under constant sanding. It does it, but the compressor runs the entire time.

      Hope this helps!


  • John Suralik says:

    I am restoring the gunwales of an older boat with lots of spider cracks and this has been very informative. I am going to use the technique that you showcased in this three video series. Thank you! What is the name of the quick setting fairing compound that you are using? Would it be ok to gelcoat over the fairing compound? Could you have used epoxy with microspheres?

    • ~Andy says:

      Hey John, If you’re going to be applying gelcoat over top of the repairs, I would recommend using a product called AdTech p-14 Ultra Filler (in white) for the filling / fairing.

      Also, if you’re sticking with gelcoat for a finished surface you’ll want to steer away from using any kind of epoxy during the repair process (adhesion issues); stick with using polyester or vinylester resins for the glasswork 🙂

      Hope this helps!


  • Gary says:

    I just got a 1957 Glass Magic Nomad for free and it needs much the same work as this one (if not more). I’ve never worked with fiberglass before and have been looking for good information on how to approach the repair process. Thanks for the videos!

  • Wayne says:

    John….type of spray system….HVLP ???

  • Mark says:

    I want to give you a HUGE Thank You. I have taken on a restoration and you have taken away a few fears that I had. I’ve restored homes and cars.. but now you have given me the confidence to take on this task and feel real good about my new hobby. Your videos have help me with taking on the fiberglass world and have given me a few ideas to enhance my own boat. Keep these videos coming. Thanks for being live and putting a few giggles in there… keeps me we subscribed and hope to learn more from you.

  • Duey wright says:

    Many great thanks to you and friends..
    a couple of items I need information on, one is putting boat on stands..jacks…I have 1986 bay liner cg 1900 br…about 19 feet. 1600 pounds…..would like to put new coating of gel coat on her…..a little scared on putting it on jacks…..are they sold by weights for boat,,,and how many are very safe for boat?
    Second is, I watched you paint top and sides of boat….but I did not see you paint bottom of boat……using gel coat, would you paint around jacks…move jacks…and then paint where jacks were? I would love to put 2 x 6 boards from starboard to port under gun whales, and hang boat..spray bottom all at once…but nothing is very simple any more…
    Do thank you…and love you sharing you knowledge with us… have made live a lot better for tons of us.

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