- Apr 4, 2011
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I'm new to this site, but I need some information on gelcoat. I recently purchased a used 30 foot Sleekcraft SSB. I noticed when I pulled the boat out of the water that the gel coat had been rubbed off along the keel. I assume this has been done due to years of beaching the boat on sand bars, etc. I didn't notice the lack of gelcoat when I purchased the boat. Now what you see on the keel is fiberglass resin over plywood. I've owned boats before and beached them but have never seen the complete loss of gel coat. Should the lack of gelcoat be a concern? Is it a big ticket cost to fix? Any information would be helpful.