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post #5 of Old 10-28-2007
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Welcome tothe club. This is a common problem, as I guess you are painfully aware, of Caroll Marine boats such as the Mimm36s and some Farrs and others. The good news is the hull below the waterline sounds in tact. Can't tell from your desc if it'sthe topsides or deck which has delaminated but we just finished repairing the ENTIRE deck on my son's Mumm36 for the same reason.
This began what was supposed to be a simple project of stripping the treadmaster and ended up ripping up all the gelcoat with it. He spent last winter removing the remaining gel, fairing and painting the entire deck. The topsides is also showing the same malady but not as severe and will be tacked this winter by patching although only a bandaid approach.

The only practical way to properly do this repair we found was to completely strip the gelcoat and we ended up choosing 2 part Pertfection for the deck. There is no point in trying to re-apply gelcoat.
Email me offline if you want the details or to talk to me son directly.
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