Catastrophic delamination

Posted by Adam Bolonsky on Oct 16, 2006

It happens.

I'm in the process of writing an article on how to deal with it.

Anyone have a similar experience?

The fiberglass after ten years of constant kayak use begins to peel of in large sheets.

Likely cause: epoxy that was overworked in the 'glass application process (i.e. air bubbles in suspension in the epxosy) which compromised the layer between 'glass and wood and finally let in moisture.

I stripped the boat completely and have re-'glassed. Photos and story soon.

Meanwhile, anyone else have the same happen?

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