A couple weeks ago we featured a beutiful 25 Sportsman being fully restored and the owner is having the bottom fiberglassed. Now at first I gasped. We have covered this topic before in 2014 on Debate week. 56 comments. I have long believed that fiberglassing a Wood bottom is a short cut and can cause problems to actually be worse. But is that really the case? has anything changed in two years? Not that we know of, But we always want to have an open mind.
We know that the folks out on the West Coast swear on these Fiberglassed bottoms. With such a dry climate and the beating a boat takes on lake Tahoe, it makes sense. And if the job is done right, lasts decades. yes decades. Some of the issue has to do with what you are covering with fiberglass. Doing a cheap fix of a crap bottom, and you are going to have a real crappy bottom. Fiberglass over a new bottom and whats the big deal? no really? What is the deal? It kinda makes sense if the job is done right. Right? It would be great to have another good discussion on this today. Heck at one point we all thought West System bottoms were the trick. And yes a 5200 bottom is the persevered way to go now. But is that based on facts? So today is for you to be an expert..or not.. the world wants to see what you think about your bottom! OK, that didnt come out right.. We want to know about what your bottom is made of? OK, again, that may have not been said right. Here. Do you like a fiberglass bottom?