I chartered a 2010 Jeanneau
50DS this weekend and had a great time on San Francisco
Bay. When I returned to the dock
I found a chip in the gel coat above the main salon
window. The chip is about the size of a fingernail and goes down to the glass mat.
There is evidence of the jib
sheet flogging as there's some scuffing in the area of the deck
and window glass. The chip is on an edge, just above the window.
Here's my question: Is it common to suffer gel coat chips from a flogging line? I don't have a lot of experience with fiberglass
, but I was thinking there might have been a flaw in the glass. Maybe a bubble in the resin that "popped" when the line hit it.