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Will Direct Sunlight Destroy Fiberglass Hull?

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  • Will Direct Sunlight Destroy Fiberglass Hull?

    I have all of the wood, transom, deck and stringers torn out so it is just my fiberglass hull sitting on the trailer. Should I cover it with plastic? I dont know if direct sunlight may defect the fiberglass.
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    Re: Will Direct Sunlight Destroy Fiberglass Hull?

    over a long period, Yes.
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    • #3
      Re: Will Direct Sunlight Destroy Fiberglass Hull?

      I agree but it wont hurt it for short term. actually will help dry things out. I wish mine could get some sun this time of the year. My boat won't see daylight for a whyle now.
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      • #4
        Re: Will Direct Sunlight Destroy Fiberglass Hull?

        My 20 year old 23" CC has sat outside all of it's life with no problems.

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        • #5
          Re: Will Direct Sunlight Destroy Fiberglass Hull?

          as said yes it will hurt it.......but not for a long time.

          it is a lot harder on interoir components.

          but your re-fitting so it will be good for it. might wanna even put a small fan in there for a few days, if you really wanna dry it out........

          and being from sno covered canada, where my re fit is done in a garage, im constantly stuffing the wood stove.

          yer makin me jelous!! lol

          waht ya workin on???? got picks?

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            Re: Will Direct Sunlight Destroy Fiberglass Hull?

            It is a fiberglass 20 foot bowrider. I am trying to get some pics maybe this weekend. We have a cold front here now, this morning it is 31 degrees. I bet it is really cold up there. I will work on painting my outboard in the garage while I am waiting for the cold front to pass. Probably will be back in the 70's in a few days.

            The unpainted fiberglass inside of my hull is what I am worried about. Anything left in the sun down here usually doesnt last very long. I figure if I get the glasswork done in 3-4 months everything should be o.k.
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            • #7
              Re: Will Direct Sunlight Destroy Fiberglass Hull?

              buy a walmart tarp. build a tent frame to go inside, to hold the tarp.
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              • #8
                Re: Will Direct Sunlight Destroy Fiberglass Hull?

                I like that idea. Those tarps are cheap and it would keep the direct sunlight off my bare fiberglass.
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                • #9
                  Re: Will Direct Sunlight Destroy Fiberglass Hull?

                  been doing it for years. the blue tarps last about 3 years in FL, the silver one 6 months.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Will Direct Sunlight Destroy Fiberglass Hull?

                    im ssssooooooo sorry you guys have that problem

                    just cant imagine having to cover a raw hull from sun

                    im sooooo jelous

                    picks of proj please!

                    oops
                    The Hull Extension Thread
                    great info on all aspects on boat building with detailed information.

                    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=234392

                    IN MEMORY OF Our friend SpinnerBait_Nut LESTER WRIGHT July 31, 1953 - Nov 26, 2008 RIP

                    IN MEMORY OF Our friend Tashasdaddy Robert (bob) Griffis. October 27, 1948
                    November 29 2010 RIP

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