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Welcome to Schroth Fiberglass

America's Favorite Boatshop

The only thing lower than our prices is Lake Travis

15605 Checotah Drive in Hudson Bend

We are near Lake Travis just outside Austin, Texas.

since a long time ago

Our Secretary Waldo at work

For those who need to talk to a real person click here

 

Big News!!!  Waldo has a little sister coming very soon!!! 

Here is Carmen at 4 weeks old

 

 

Contact us

 

 

 

Try the links below and let us know what you think

Repair Information Menu

Article About Gelcoat Repair

J-24 Racing Motor Mount

J-24 Stanchion Repair Kit

Fred's Laser Rigging Photos

 Laser and General Sailboat Maintenance Advice

Easter Laser Regatta 2015

Dr Laser Archives

Keelboat Launching on Ramps

Before and After Shots

Fred's Photo Archive

Skipper the beloved Golden Doofus' Photos

New November 2008 Laser and Sunfish Foils repairs page

Shop History

Payment Policies

 

 

 

 

 

Link to 2013 Easter event page

 

The lake is way down again and we have diversified a bit.

We are making special things and acting as a production shop for some new toys

If you have a concept, we might be able to create a working version...or not.

When we know how to make something we don't learn anything building it.

 

Nurse Lu had us build this pink fiberglass pump cover so she could paint dots on it to look like Granite Shoals local rocks

This is our Circraft prototype. We plan to be the US builder.

Circraft sold 100 each of the last five years in Europe.

 click here to watch a Circraft video

 

This is our first mid size Pedicab prototype. The seat is made from our

new mold and the wrap around  back is a work in progress

This is the new mold with gelcoat on it and no fiberglass

 

Circraft prototype without deck

Prototype ski and our new mold made from it

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the old smaller seat mold. Notice the tiny storage box. 40 years ago, when this mold was made, there were

no LED lights and batteries had to be huge and heavy to run lights all night.

The giant car batteries had to sit on the frame and all drivers carried was a raincoat or sandwich

 

Our new big storage box prototype mold, new mold and a box

Pat the mechanic and Dennis the Circraft salesman on new engine day

 

Eric CAREFULLY test drives the prototype. He went wild a few minutes later.

Our first black one with a pink under seat storage bucket. Dec 7, 2012

 

 

 

Pronunciation guide: Americanized Schroth rhymes with both. Original German Schroth rhymes with boat

Waldo approaches the leeward mark

 It is still time for another new opening page photo but Waldo hasn't had time to sail.

 

 The concept of this site has something to do with our belief that if more people knew about sailing, more people would be able to enjoy the fun.

Of course, we hope it will also become a place to send our customers for information about our services.

HEY! LOOK HERE!!

THIS STUFF IS FUNNY!!!

 

Boatyard Tools Explained

click here

Try the links below and let us know what you think

Repair Information Menu

Article About Gelcoat Repair

J-24 Racing Motor Mount

J-24 Stanchion Repair Kit

Fred's Laser Rigging Photos

 Laser and General Sailboat Maintenance Advice

Easter Laser Regatta 2015

Dr Laser Archives

Keelboat Launching on Ramps

Before and After Shots

Fred's Photo Archive

Skipper the beloved Golden Doofus' Photos

New November 2008 Laser and Sunfish Foils repairs page

Shop History

Payment Policies

 

 

 

Boats on TV website

Really cool stuff every week!!!

 

Visit by clicking here

     
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

spring 2011 ....Texas Sailing launched a Brand New Beneteau 35>>  link to launching video and photos

The toy was done for Christmas 2010 more pics

 

 

Click here to give feedback or just to contact us

 

We Now Stock and Sell Line

Cash or checks. We don't take credit cards because the law will not let us charge properly to recover the bank fees.

     We do not have a particularly wide selection and, for the most part, only have one spool and one color of any given size and brand.  On the other hand, we usually have something that will do the job and we are a few bucks worth of gasoline closer to AYC than anybody else.

Click to see stock we had last time I updated this list

We also stock some hardware, fasteners, sandpaper, thinners, paints, brushes, paper suits, gloves, and lots of things that should save hobbyists from making a trip all the way to the store....

and we actually DO know how to use all the stuff

 

 

 

We are making this boat into a masterpiece... The Electra Project

 

    

 

 

More before and after shots? Click on the link below

Before and After Shots

 

Romulan Vessel hanging in shop

being disguised as a Corsair 28

On January 27, 2010. Waldo continues his political career by delivering the yet another Canine reply.

 He was so confident he didn't even take a bath first. He came straight from rolling on the muddy

White House lawn with the First Family's Portuguese Water Dog, slapped on this suit and began speaking>>

    "My fellow Pooches. Tonight the State of the Union is muddy and wet.

 We can do better and we must.

     " I believe there must be immediate legislation passed to provide each home with the funding

to keep a jar of biscuits not just by the back door but by every door in every house in America.

My plan for regular vet care for every dog was not met well politically.

 I suppose bringing up cats was not exactly a good idea, I was chewed up in the polls.

 However we must try to work even with the cats.

There is no need to continuously campaign for our respective sides by tattling about  claw marks and chewed furniture.

To use their terms 'We must claw our way through this."....

He continued for many minutes. .

Waldo's Full Speech

 

Ouch!!  Help help!!

I got fiberglass on me!!!

click here for help

 

Taken on the day he arrived and a couple weeks later with his paw in the dish, this is Waldo our  new super vigilant Schroth Fiberglass watch dog. No robberies since he arrived May of 2007.

Click on either photo to see the shots we took on his arrival day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Worried about Travis Lake water consumption??

Click on their website head above to visit the site.

 

 

New J-105 hanging in hoist for Bottom Paint summer 2005. Is that keel really crooked?

 

 

See More Photos??: Travis At Sunrise

 

 

This shot was taken in late 1991. Lake Travis is flooded to about 710 feet above mean sea level (MSL). Fred took this shot from Psycho the J-24 #187. This is the spillway on Mansfield dam. Its height is 714 above MSL. The next day the LCRA asserted its power as an unelected quasi government agency and arbitrarily closed the lake to everybody but their bureaucrats and  minions.

We have lots of photos taken around the lake at levels ranging from 634 to 710 above MSL

Lake Travis Various Level Shots

 

2007 Flood

Click on the photo to see more

 

Need a good accountant??  We love our guys. They came by for lunch once and we had Jack pose with a sander. Great number crunching and a sense of humor. You can't beat that.

Jack Schulze and Assoc. website

 

 

Eventual Trophy winner from most Easter Laser Regattas. Auggie lives with our perennial Minnesota visitor and Radial fleet chief Judge. Click on the thumbnails to view the photos.

Easter Laser Regatta 2015

 

 

 
 

 

 
   

Same old thing again...This photo is from 2009  but as of November 2012 the lake is again lower than this ...phooey

and in 2014 it is ten feet lower and we have not seen this much water since the photo in a LOOOONG time

 

 
     
 

Can you believe this??

Schroth Fiberglass goes back to before there was fiberglass or Fred himself.

 Not only were we sponsoring a baseball team 20 years before Fred was born but the league commissioner named was named Page ...same as Fred's Granddad.

 

 

 

 Pronunciation guide: Americanized Schroth rhymes with both. Original German Schroth rhymes with boat.

 Contact Fred