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What is this? Cracks in gel coat leaking a brown dry goop!
I've got a few cracks in my gelcoat I thought I took care of by careful sanding, gel coat replacement, then painting.
When I got this boat, there was a tarp over it and the parts on each side I am talking about have been constantly covered, so this is odd.
Parts that are affected are both sides of the hull where the tarp was, 4 " below hull/deck joint.
There are some cracks that re-appeared and they slowly seep this brown/tan stuff that feels kinda oily but slightly gummy and sticky. It smells like some sort of wood oil gone bad.
I am totally stumped, I've searched all over, and I have no idea how to address this. It is not a beauty thing, as it takes weeks to grow even a small dab of it less than the tip of a ball point pen, but is there some deeper hidden problem that I should take care of now?
The marine survey I had done for insurance showed "reletively dry readings" on the hull. It's not a saturated balsa core leaking some wicked ooze, and I should sell the boat before I have to rebuild the entire hull is it?