Re: Boat Pox

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Posted by B. Blomberg on February 13, 2005 at 12:42:38:

In Reply to: Boat Pox posted by Bill Sanner on February 13, 2005 at 12:23:09:

Posted by Bengt Blomberg on November 04, 2002 at 11:19:01:
Hello Bill!
Your nearest yards are a bit far: Branford, Connecticut and Troy, Michigan.
Regarding your boat, my guess is, that it has been constructed with some vinyl ester layers under the gelcoat on top of normal polyester laminate and may be even with a vinyl ester gelcoat.
This is a bad combination as the vinyl ester is very sensitive to the acid formed from an eventual even slight hydrolysis in the polyester layers. If this is the case (check with the manufacturer) all of the vinyl ester layers must be peeled off and replaced by an epoxy laminate layer after the HotVac treatment which will be needed to stop the hydrolysis.
As this is a strict non commercial forum you are welcome to e-mail me for further info.
Regards Bengt

: Posted by Bill Sanner on November 03, 2002 at 13:24:51:
: My 2001 25' boat has myriad small "measle-like" bumps over large
: groups of areas on the submerged hull. I need to find local provider for
: gel coat stripping and lamination remedy, repair and preparation for epoxy barrier application.
: I am located in Pittsburgh, Pa

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