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Old 01-04-2016, 22:47   #1
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Blisters on deck!

We have a 2015 Lagoon 40 MY and within a few months of being at sea in the med, we started having small blisters appear in the non skid panels in all areas of the deck. Lagoon has advised that it was a condition that existed at the time of manufacturing and that they consider it acceptable. We love our Lagoon and I think they are great people but I am concerned about this blistering and would not have accepted the boat if I had seen it at the time of inspection. Would like to know if anyone else has experienced this.
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Old 02-04-2016, 00:19   #2
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Re: Blisters on deck!

wow! Sounds like the good folks at Lagoon are quite content for you to put u p with a shoddy product 'cause "it's acceptable" (to them).

I'd reconsider the opinion that they are "great people" in your situation and whine a bit louder... but that's just me.

Hope it does not spread further, and that you get some satisfaction from Lagoon.

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Nothing like backing up your product.

Be careful ! If and when the blisters pop there could be some nasty scrapes involved while maneuvering the decks.
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We have a 2015 Lagoon 40 MY and within a few months of being at sea in the med, we started having small blisters appear in the non skid panels in all areas of the deck. Lagoon has advised that it was a condition that existed at the time of manufacturing and that they consider it acceptable. We love our Lagoon and I think they are great people but I am concerned about this blistering and would not have accepted the boat if I had seen it at the time of inspection. Would like to know if anyone else has experienced this.

Do you have any photos of the blisters ?
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Old 02-04-2016, 06:21   #5
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Blisters.
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Old 02-04-2016, 06:35   #6
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Sounds like a 'Friday Boat'.. a rush job on the gel over the non slip stiple.. pop one and take a look.. best checked and addressed early on as opposed to put off.
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Old 02-04-2016, 06:37   #7
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my guess - it is not serious.

I had bumps that can be seen when sun under particular angle. No deterioration noticed after 3 years.
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Re: Blisters on deck!

Never heard of blisters on lagoons before. But you never know...

Open up one of these blisters. If it contains brown liquid that smells like vinegar this is a real osmotic blister. Which does not mean it's a big issue, it could still be a surface-only issue. But it should be addressed.
If it's lots of blisters all over the place it certainly is an issue. If its just a few blisters it could be an issue affecting only a small area, which means localized repairs. Otherwise I'd a big job.

Obviously don't trust lagoon to assess how serious this issue is. They will tell you it's not osmosis without even looking at it. And of course anything if acceptable to them...
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Thanks to all. Still pushing but haven't yet received a satisfactory response from Lagoon.


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Re: Blisters on deck!

I see you are now asking the same question on another forum that you have joined, is there a reason you have not posted any pictures of this problem, so we know what you are trying to deal with.
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Re: Blisters on deck!

Is this possibly a paint blister/gelcoat blister?

I've had deck blisters before that were not structural in any way but did lift the coating.

I'm not saying you should be satisfied with this on a new boat, but it's more than likely not the end of the world.


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Re: Blisters on deck!

I have seen small air bubbles in gelco deck patterns burst over time due to wear and tear and that's just that. An existing condition, minor on visuals and likely zero pragmatic importance.

I can imagine there are other modes of failure too - likely some that will get worse over time.

A picture perhaps?

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Lagoon has advised that it was a condition that existed at the time of manufacturing and that they consider it acceptable.
Tell Lagoon, your attorney didn't think they were acceptable. If you bought a Ferrari and the paint began to blister just after you bought it, would that be ok? Just sayin
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When boats come off an assembly line, you will have issues.
Next time take the advice of us lagoon haters.
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Hmmm a "Lagoon hater" that trolls the Lagoon forum. Or maybe just a troll. Get a life!


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