Look at this little gem I noticed just yesterday. Makes me feel a little good that I'm out of the water right now. Just off to the side of the access panel, where it's out of view, unless you really stick your head in there.
Does anyone have a clue what could have caused this?
For all I know it was there since I bought the boat.
The strange thing is from the outside there are no visible signs of a patch job.
Yes it's on the Gemini.
No, it's actually on the inside edge of the hull.
That's what I thought too, but nothing visible on the outside.
Wetness only from having a wet starboard bilge...due to I believe the foot pump failing.
Looks like it's in the coating that's applied after layup. From what I can see the paint didn't bond well. maybe it's to thick or cured to fast. Add in a little hull flex or a bump with something it could look like that.given the limitations of the photo I might think it's superficial. Hope anyway
Any chance that it's gelcoat that was "flowed on" to coat the bilges late in the build process. This never sticks very well and is often too thick. A clue is if there's no coating in places that are out of sight at a boat show.
If it's gel coat, then just about any bump or hull movement could start that spiderweb look. Cosmetic.
Is it a composite of is it just resin? I can't see it being a composite from that picture. Maybe a worker at the plant spilled some resin when he was tabbing in some component. 1/8" isn't much of a thickness for FRP composite. That piece you are holding sure looks like a chunk of resin to me.