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Old 16-03-2012, 01:05   #1
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Gel Shielding as a Precaution

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I have a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37 ft build in 2002. No blisters at eye inspection. Do you advice gel shielding as a precaution?
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Re: Gel shielding as a precaution

3 coats of Interlux Interprotect couldn't hurt but a newer Jeanneau likely has a couple of layup layers using vinylester resin on the outside of the hull to protect against blisters.
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Old 16-03-2012, 08:43   #3
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Re: Gel shielding as a precaution

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3 coats of Interlux Interprotect couldn't hurt but a newer Jeanneau likely has a couple of layup layers using vinylester resin on the outside of the hull to protect against blisters.
Thanks mikefossl,
I take your advice as "not a definite measure, but can be done".
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Re: Gel shielding as a precaution

I have a 2000 CS 40 with a similar layup including two layers of Vinylester resin. When I bought the boat after 8 years in salt water (California and Mexico), the hull was fine but needed a bottom coat. I had it sanded to the gelcoat, three coats of Interprotect 2000 and 2 coats of Micron Extra. After two years the bottom is still holding up and I don't plan on painting again until next winter.

Belt and suspenders I always say.
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Thanks a lot. I liked the belt and suspenders.
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