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