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Re: Fiberglass Hull Deformation - Severity?
Probable cause is rig tension. Osmosis treatment, removing the gell coat probably also above sea level caused a deformation in fiberglass with the help of rigging pulling the hull. It is never a good idea to apply epoxy to overcome the fear of osmosis. The remaining water in the body causes osmosis which was the case for this boat. Although correct repairs were done later, the hull has already softened, the pull of the chain plates and and removing some of the hull material with the gell coat caused this deformation.
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