My 30 plus year old Vagabond has developed blisters
under the antifouling. They appear to be forming between the glass/polyester body of the hull
and the gelcoat
. These are all being opened up, washed thoroughly to eliminate any traces of salt
and they will have at least a month to dry in temperatures of around 35 degrees C. Most of the people I have spoken to mention epoxy
based products like Gelshield and Gelshield plus to rebuild
the damaged areas but I have just come across a poyester based material called GH 52008.
Does anyone have any experience of this product and would using this to fill the holes in the gelcoat
and then use coal tar epoxy
to seal the finish before antifouling be an advisable way to go.
Any comments and/or warnings gratefully received.