1997 Sedan 400

Discussion in 'Fiberglass/Wood/Gelcoat Repair' started by Mav0810, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Mav0810

    Mav0810 New Member

    5
    Feb 12, 2018
    Sedan 400
    Cat 3126
    Do the 1997 Sedan 400 have any delamination issues and is there adequate gel coat to bring back a chalky finish? I had a problem with my Carver having thin gel coat..the detail guys burnt thru...a real mess.
     
  2. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    You should be good to go for an all out assault with sandpaper or a heavy cut compound. I let my 2001 get away from me in the last few years and a medium grit compound by a pro a few days ago made it look brand new. But try a spot first and see how it goes.

    The hulls seem pretty solid. I have not seen or heard of delamination issues on our model. Some hull blisters might be an occurrence on that year, but those are usually easily remedied. I can say that I believe Sea Ray did a substandard job on the bulkhead to hull joint on mine so I have a hard spot on both sides of the boat at that joint. It has caused some minor gelcoat spider cracks there.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2018
  3. Mav0810

    Mav0810 New Member

    5
    Feb 12, 2018
    Sedan 400
    Cat 3126
    Thanks...I’m curious as to the ride and stability. Hope to learn a lot from this site
     

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