Oct 9, 2000 More and more boats benefit from the sandwich construction which consist On delaminated decks, the most simple repairing method is to drill
Nov 17, 2011 A photo montage of a deck repair I did on my Columbia 10.7 sailboat.
May 10, 2017 Each type of fiberglass boat construction is susceptible to damage in layer of wood was added to lighten and strengthen the hulls and decks.
Deck delamination conjures up images of free falling straight through to the bilge The word "delamination" causes instant visions of a good old boat coming
Ive got a 12 year old fiberglass boat. an area in the fiberglass on the forward deck, about the size of a silver dollar, that is soft and crunchy.
It depends a lot where the delamination is. If it is a sailing boat there are pretty obvious load paths between the points where the rigging or fittings bolt on.
A soft area is a structural breakdown and should be corrected before sailing the boat. Soft areas in decks near or ahead of the forward cross bar
A friend got a free boat that the whole foredeck had delaminated but the plywood core was just damp and not rotted. He ventilated, dried
Aug 12, 2017 The biggest problem, however, was due to the 3,000 or so screws that attach it to the fiberglass deck. Over time, especially as the boat flexes
I am considering purchasing a 28ft cat that has some delamination . the beam to the inside of the deck and maybe add another bulkhead,
May 1, 2018 Part 1 of a two part video on rotten balsa core replacement on a valiant 40, using a break through material that is bound to change how soft
Dec 15, 2010 How to fix fiberglass boats with core damage. In other words, if you have a delaminated deck, repair it from the top. If the problem is in the hull
Jul 22, 2013 It can also detect delamination within any of the layers of the fiberglass, The vast majority of boats are manufactured with a cored deck. Hulls
Minor blistering is the first; delamination between layers may show up, usually moisture penetration areas around through-hull fittings and deck hardware.
When I bought my boat 2,5 years ago, one of the most decisive factors was, that she had almost a new teak deck compared to other similar
After prying off the hatch flange, I found the delamination. I was squirting it into the deck holes up front, and leveled the boat as well as I could before starting,
Nov 4, 2014 Fiberglass decks can delaminate from their core over time even if the core is dry. Here is how to fix that problem.
Jan 5, 2009 I've seen other boats with extensive delamination and suspect that they also have the wrong core since Airex is tough stuff. If this is the case
Check inside the boat to make sure nothing is in the way, then make a Check all the edges and enlarge the hole if you find any additional delamination.
Delamination is a common deck and hull construction problem which tends to get worse if left unattended. Eventually, the delamination can reach a point where