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Old 01-04-2014, 13:50   #91
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This post is from a friend of mine presently visiting us , nothing to do with me !
It would be wiser not to allow friends access to your CF account, it could lead to all sorts of problems.
I find it odd that your friend only discovered the osmosis issue after having visited you and taken control of your computer. Did it never come up in conversation down at the pub?
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Old 03-04-2014, 22:15   #92
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Hi All,
To those following this thread and especially the He'lia 44 owners out there I have been given information on the He'lia 'allegedly affected by osmosis in the Med'.
This was a new He'lia delivered by road to Canet and not yet antifouled so had not even been in the water. The boat had slight damage during handling and needed gelcoat repair. Also the first lay-up is hand made and some small gel coat bubbles may appear which need to be touched up. A minor job having nothing at all to do with hydrolysis.
All the new FP boats are built with the best barrier against hydrolysis using vinylester resin. Boats are also being bench tested with hot demineralized water to ensure there is no issue.
I have provided this link which will help explain the process in more detail.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:31   #93
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Hi All,
To those following this thread and especially the He'lia 44 owners out there I have been given information on the He'lia 'allegedly affected by osmosis in the Med'.
This was a new He'lia delivered by road to Canet and not yet antifouled so had not even been in the water. The boat had slight damage during handling and needed gelcoat repair. Also the first lay-up is hand made and some small gel coat bubbles may appear which need to be touched up. A minor job having nothing at all to do with hydrolysis.
All the new FP boats are built with the best barrier against hydrolysis using vinylester resin. Boats are also being bench tested with hot demineralized water to ensure there is no issue.
I have provided this link which will help explain the process in more detail.
Fountaine Pajot / A Leading Company

Cheers Gordon.



Hasn't even been in the water yet and it's already got blisters! That's what some people here have been trying to say, the blisters on these boats aren't a result of osmosis, but rather poor laminate quality. All you have to do is take a grinder to one and the truth is revealed. They aren't all like that, but the laminators over there suck. Way too many are. Other builders don't have the same problem. Ask them to post video of several molds being skinned and see if they are willing. I doubt it.
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I agree with Minaret. That description of a boat just out of production with gelcoat voids is more shocking than an actual hydrolysis problem. This is just not a common manufacturing problem. The hull is the easiest mold to layup, and if it has lamination voids, just think about the rest of the boat!

You certainly don't want to go tapping on any corners of your deck...

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