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Old 09-04-2008
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Blistering on Modern Boats

I have a 2006 Bavaria which, I believe, was fabricated with Vinyl Ester resin. From the Bavaria Website:

"A layer of isophtal acid resin in combination with a powder bound matt of glasfiber avoids the diffusion of water and obviates damage by osmosis."

I routinely keep the boat in the water year round (except for Spring short haul). An epoxy 'tie-coat' was applied to the yacht on delivery (mostly so the bottom paint would stick). Is osmotic blistering still an issue or did the chemists solve this problem years ago.

Thanks.

Eric

PS: Extra points if you're a chemist or engineer.

Last edited by SollaSollewSails; 09-04-2008 at 12:27 PM.
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