Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-07-2007, 20:56   #1
Registered User
 
clausont's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pacific NorthWest
Boat: Sold - Landlocked
Posts: 561
Images: 60
Good Repair Material for Blisters?

So now I have our Cal 29 bottom mostly stripped of old bottom paint and naturally it shows up quite a few blisters (mostly BB size with a few dime size and 2 or 3 quarter size. I have read enough about blister repair to know the basics of it, but there is almost too much information on the subject of proper technique and materials to use.
My question is this: Once I have the blisters opened up and washed out and dried for a while, what is the best (or at least a good) material to use to fill the blisters before I add the barrier coat? I have decided to use Interlux Interprotect 2000 as the barrier coat.
http://www.cruisersforum.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=3535&c=2
__________________

__________________

clausont is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-07-2007, 01:21   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Airlie beach (for the moment)
Boat: newport30, Blues Traveler
Posts: 141
Are you going to grind out the blisters to get you back to a good solid base? thats what i did then just mixed up epoxy and micro balloons to use as fill.
__________________

__________________
viking69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-07-2007, 01:24   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 976
Images: 6
As above but get the "fairing compound " type filler. Some types of coloidal or micro baloon fillers can be very hard, making the sand to smooth a pain.
__________________
cooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-07-2007, 08:43   #4
Registered User
 
clausont's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pacific NorthWest
Boat: Sold - Landlocked
Posts: 561
Images: 60
Yes, I will grind out the blisters to open them, clean them and let them dry. On the smallest blisters I will try using a countersink as this has been recommended to me for small blisters.
Any thoughts or comments will be appreciated.
Thanks
__________________

clausont is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-07-2007, 09:35   #5
Registered User
 
cburger's Avatar

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Nyack, NY
Boat: Westsail 32
Posts: 1,547
Images: 1
Interlux VC watertight, great product designed for this exact use.
__________________
cburger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-07-2007, 10:27   #6
Senior Cruiser
 
delmarrey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Now in Blaine, WA
Boat: Modified Choate 40
Posts: 10,702
Images: 122
Here is a list of articlals that may be of interest:

http://www.zahnisers.com/repair/blister/blister1.htm

http://www.daviscoltd.com/nams/Docum...er_Report.html

http://marinesurvey.com/yacht/BlisterRepairFail.htm

Here's a before and after of a barrier coat......................_/)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	shawn1.JPG
Views:	127
Size:	89.3 KB
ID:	1599   Click image for larger version

Name:	shawn4.JPG
Views:	124
Size:	84.8 KB
ID:	1600  

__________________

__________________
delmarrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
blisters

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ferro Cement Hulls ? marleman Monohull Sailboats 1064 06-12-2017 17:11
Need advice on a good (cheap, dry) boat yard. napalmadventure Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11 30-07-2007 08:31
need VHF gelcoat repair and diesel repair converted to DVD schoonerdog General Sailing Forum 6 05-04-2007 20:23
Fiberglass Repair Question fstbttms Construction, Maintenance & Refit 4 13-03-2007 10:38
A Primer on Fiberglass Construction Jeff H Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25 17-11-2005 11:21



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:25.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.