Miliner Marine Services
Boat repairs, refinishing and maintenance by Miliner Marine Services, Eliot, Maine, USA Boat Building & Repair
Eliot, Maine, USA


David V. Miliner - Shipwright
207-439-4230

Serving the North East USA since 1977


Major Fiberglass Repair


We are well equipped to handle any structural or cosmetic repairs that your boat might require. However the damage may have occurred- a mishap on the water, storm related, or deficiencies due to the wear and tear that can develop in older boats- we can return your boat to a safe and reliable condition. We have extensive experience in all aspects of fiberglass maintenance, upgrade, and repair.

Sample Project 1: This section is a 28' Cape Dory sailboat that came off of it's mooring during a late summer squall back in 2003. We temporarily removed a section of the fiberglass interior liner to gain access to the most heavily damaged area from the inside; cut out the area of the solid glass hull that had cracked through; built up a strong fiberglass patch on the inside as well as adding some core in that area to provide stiffness; re-built the laminate on the exterior of the hull; re-installed the liner sections; and repaired all the surface defects as well as rebuilding the rudder which had been heavily damaged. Rather than repainting the entire topsides the owner choose to have us re-gel the repaired areas and repaint the boot stripe.
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28' Cape Dory - A view of the damage that was mostly contained to the starboard side. 28' Cape Dory - Looking through the opening where the laminate that had been cracked trough was removed. The fiberglass settee has been removed in that area as well and will be re-installed after the repair is completed. 28' Cape Dory - The bulk of the repair work has been completed and the area is ready to for gelcoat resurfacing.
Sample Project 2: This section shows a newly purchased Catalina 36 that was in our shop last spring. We did a core replacement job to the starboard sidedeck in the area of the chainplates and then applied a rolled non-skid to the entire lower deck area using KiwiGrip- a hard acrylic polymer developed in New Zealand. While the boat was in our shop we also rebedded a good deal of the deck hardware as well as installing new teak handrails, a new set of dorade cowls, and a new double anchor roller system on the bow.
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Catalina 36 - With the chainplates removed the delaminated outer skin has been cut away from a very wet plywood core. Catalina 36 - The damaged core has been removed and will be replaced with 12mm marine Meranti plywood and then the laminate built up with fiberglass cloth and West System Epoxy. Catalina 36 - The entire lower deck has been resurfaced using KiwiGrip and the chainplates, both port and starboard, re-installed. New teak handrails have been added as well as a new pair of dorade cowls.
Sample Project 3: This rudder belonged to a marine surveyor friend of mine, John McDonough, it is from a 26 Bombay Express, and had seen better days when he brought it to me.
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Rudder - The delaminated outer skin had been removed on both sides. Rudder - The laminate has been built back up using fiberglass cloth and West System products. Rudder - The surface has been faired and primed using an epoxy primer and an antifouling paint applied below the waterline.


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