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beby138 posted 03-31-2001 11:28 PM ET (US)   Profile for beby138   Send Email to beby138  
Hi guys,I'm new posting on this forum (but not reading),I bought last summer a 13',68 w/ interior green color,I was cleaning the boat w/some Formula88 degreaser(trying the get some black stain out) and the water came out green,I called the guy who sold me the boat and he said is gelcoat!.Is this possible?,I used a pressure washer and the green stuff came out on diferents places,i can see the original interior blue in some parts on the transom,also i can see on the motor well hundreds of small little holes thru the blu gelcoat,What is this?,please help!
Chesapeake posted 04-02-2001 09:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Hard to tell what might have been done without seeing the boat... With hundreds of holes in the transom, it sure sounds like there may have been a transom core rot problem and the attempted fix was an epoxy injection into the wood, rather than a transom replacement. Just my guess...
beby138 posted 04-02-2001 08:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for beby138  Send Email to beby138     
thanks for your response!, the little holes are on the motor well floor and only on
the blue gel coat not through the laminate ,right now i'm sanding out all this green
"gel coat" and i'll try to fix the mini holes and a bunch of spider cracks w/ west
system epoxy, i'm crossing my fingers cos i don't want any more surprises under the
green stuff, just ordered (following instructions from this site) the interior blue from Spectrum, they said is coming w/ the instructions .This is my first boat and i'm very happy to find this site, too bad that we're loosing the last years posts, thanks for the help!
Mike Miami

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