Bubbles

Maintaining, repairing, upgrading, commissioning, decommissioning topics.

Moderator: forumadmin

Post Reply
jrlivingston
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:57 pm

Bubbles

Post by jrlivingston » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:01 pm

This just happened to Hull #240 - 2005 vintage. Has anyone seen anything similar? Yard thinks it was a void beneath the gelcoat that had water in it than froze. I am a little skeptical . . .
IMG_1431.JPG
IMG_1431.JPG (59.6 KiB) Viewed 570 times

User avatar
j30_rhapsody
Posts: 194
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 8:00 pm
Location: Newport, RI

Re: Bubbles

Post by j30_rhapsody » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:16 pm

I concur that it was probably frozen water that expanded. The question is how did it get there. You probably want to use a moisture meter and see what the area looks like. Since the area will need to be ground out and patched, you should take a core sample and see what is there.

I did core replacement work on the J/30 I previously owned and had areas of wet frozen core that cracked the fiberglass.

jrlivingston
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:57 pm

Re: Bubbles

Post by jrlivingston » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:14 am

Thanks. I bit frustrating after all of this time. I suppose I will need to have the hull tapped to see what else is lurking beneath.

Post Reply