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Gel Coat

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Quick question. So I have one spot of gel-coat that I need to repair. I already purchased the paste to do the job. However, it is right where the boat is sitting on the Robber Bow Roller. Has anyone been successful in taking a normal 2 or 3 ton jack maybe putting some wood under it and jacking it up a little bit. I don't want to take any risk so someone with experience in doing this often without a mis-hap would be great. I only need 6 inches or so to get in there.

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I used jack stands and a 4x4 wood block. First raise the tongue jack up, put block under bow, lower tongue jack, now you should have enough room to repair the gelcoat.

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if there is pressure on it and you somehow get it removed you'll likely have even more to repair

and lifting it sounds like a good way to lose some fingers if it should fall so you'd better be sure it is stable

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I used a shop floor jack to lift the bow up about an inch in order to replace the bow stop bumper without unloading the boat first. I had an extra thick red rubber pad on hand to use as the contact point so it wouldn't leave any marks. It worked great. The v part of the boat was strong and stable because a majority of the boat remained supported by the bunk rails.

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