Bass Pro Shops and Wal-Mart are two stores that sell fiberglass boat repair kits; Amazon.com and eBay.com are two websites that offer the kits. Fiberglass boat repair kits are available in most sporting goods stores and from multiple online sellers.
As of January 2016, a repair kit costs around $25. Tools required for repairing a damaged boat generally include a heat gun, sanding block, rotary tool and appropriate personal protective equipment. These items are not included in the kit.
The kit should include all materials needed for repair, including powdered fiberglass filler, gel coat, gel coat reducer, a disposable spray gun, acetone, buffing compound, wax and sandpaper with a rage of grit types. The total cost of the required supplies for fiberglass boat repair is generally between $100 and $500, while the approximate cost of having a fiberglass boat repaired in a shop is around $3,000.
DIY-fiberglass-boat-repair.com provides a comprehensive guide to fiberglass repair. The site describes how to handle different types of structural and cosmetic damage. Most damage takes less than a day to repair, even with no prior experience. The specific repair needed depends on the type of damage incurred, including cracks, gouges, impacts, scratches, blisters and oxidation.