Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 14-10-2011, 14:23   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 37
Re: Repair Procedures - Fiberglass Hull Blisters

Blisters arent a terribly big problem and many of the previous posters have good suggestions on how to fix them. But most blisters are cosmetic, the real problem is hydrolysis. Drying out the boat and patching the blisters will just make the blisters go away. Because you cant dry out the boat completely there is still water inside the laminate. Over time the water will weaken the laminate and form new blisters again letting more water into the laminate and then the whole cycle just repeats.

The only way to really get the water out of the laminate is to recognize the unfortunate fact that the already osmotic laminate cant be save. The only solution that has a real shot of preventing blisters for the rest of the life of the boat is to remove the affected laminate, have new laminate put on using top grade gel and barrier coatings, and constant vigilance
__________________

__________________
Soundtrackzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
blisters, fiberglass

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
How to Repair Fiberglass Sinks crewofnoka Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14 23-01-2012 00:20
Thru Hull Threads w1651 Health, Safety & Related Gear 35 18-08-2011 09:11
Hull Repair After Water Intrusion cutlass Construction, Maintenance & Refit 5 07-08-2011 17:21
Dealing with a Soggy Cockpit Sole - The Story of My Repair Beersmith Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22 07-07-2011 12:17



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:05.


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.