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post #56 of Old 02-03-2013
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Re: Life Span of a Boat

Jeff H- ? are you aware of any estimates of the service life of currently produced hulls.e.g. scrimp,cored, carbon, current conventional layup solid glass hulls etc.
Even with solid glass the chemistry is different than it was decades ago. Thought water migration. freeze/thaw cycles, osmotic stress and well as load/unload stress had more to do with degradation and that these should be better handled with current construction techniques and materials. ?Is this just wishful thinking

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