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Old 12-06-2013, 07:13   #1
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pressure warp on deck

Does anybody else have issues with their decks getting warps. I have a few by each side of my anchor locker. longest is about 9" long. A fiberglass guy has estimated a $10000 + repair. They have been there for a while. I'm just looking for some feedback if this is a common problem and how others have dealt with it. Thanks
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:22   #2
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$10,000+?
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Old 12-06-2013, 19:36   #4
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Find a different fiberglass guy.
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Re: pressure warp on deck

relaid the whole fiberglass deck of a 38 footer for 4500usd This guy arrive by ferrari ?
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Re: pressure warp on deck

I don't know if it is a common problem with your model of boat, but in general, if a catamaran has its decks warping around the anchor locker area, I would be looking at the main beam and supporting bulkheads VERY closely. If that is where your problem lies, then you will be very happy to get out of it for $10,000.

Other than that, I cannot think of why a deck would be warping on a catamaran in that area, although I suspect you may be using the term "warp" in a manner that is more alarming than it should be. Posting pictures and/or a more detailed description would be very helpful.

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I don't know if it is a common problem with your model of boat, but in general, if a catamaran has its decks warping around the anchor locker area, I would be looking at the main beam and supporting bulkheads VERY closely. If that is where your problem lies, then you will be very happy to get out of it for $10,000.

Other than that, I cannot think of why a deck would be warping on a catamaran in that area, although I suspect you may be using the term "warp" in a manner that is more alarming than it should be. Posting pictures and/or a more detailed description would be very helpful.

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+1, my opinion as well. Seen it before. 10k could easily be just the foot in the door.
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Re: pressure warp on deck

Thanks for the responses, tried taking pics , but it was like trying to take pictures of waves. they just didn't come out. The 10 G involves peeling back the deck strengthening and adding readiuses to the cross member. for marks bebfit, lets call them bumps, the longest one about 9 inches long by maybe 1 1/2 inches wide in the middle, height maybe 3/4 inch. They don't seem to be hollow
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Re: pressure warp on deck

Had similar problem starboard side of locker.
Had a marine surveyor in Marmaris Turkey check it out. He also repaired it.
Turns out is was only poor fiberglass work by FP.
He cut out the buckled and obviously wet glass, repaired it, then laid new gel coat pattern over it. The repaired area totaled about 30cm by 30cm.
EDIT "A crack had let in water and the area had bubbled considerably".
Get in touch with FP and have a pattern sent. Then take a positive and sand down the pattern to match the pattern on your boat, then a negative then another positive that your man will epoxy down.
Total cost about Euro 300 if memory serves me well.
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Hi Russell- Thanks after speaking to a few different surveyors, it seems to be a common construction anomaly of the Bahias
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