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byfish posted 04-16-2004 08:23 PM ET (US)   Profile for byfish   Send Email to byfish  
I have a 2" section along the keel towards the stern where the gelcoat is cracked in various places. Tonight, I noticed there were beads of water(not gas)coming from this section in three spots. It takes about a minute for the beads to get to a size before they drop. I checked the area and there are no soft spots but obviously, this is a problem. My boat is 1994 Outrage 19. Any comments, suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
jstachowiak posted 04-17-2004 10:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for jstachowiak  Send Email to jstachowiak     
Byfish, Welcome to the forum. There are many articles and discussions on this subject. Use the search function found above and search terms like, "foam" "water soaked" etc.

The methods that seemed to work were some way to suck the water out. Such as figuring out a way to hook up a shop vac to the crack and sucking the water out. I've not had to do this, but you get the idea. You might want to post in "Repairs and Mods" too.

byfish posted 04-18-2004 08:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for byfish  Send Email to byfish     
Thanks for the suggestion.

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