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Old 04-27-2019, 11:38 AM
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The bilge hatch on my whaler has this damage. Does it look like it's from water intrusion then freezing? If not what else would cause it?
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:09 PM
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appears to be blistering

do you keep wet/damp cushion on it?

what year boat?
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:11 PM
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Looks like hull blistering. Haven’t seen it since boats of the 80,s. Never on a deck. Year boat?
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:21 PM
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It's a 2002 whaler conquest. It's the hatch to the bilge access. There is no cushion or anything on it. There was standing ice on it while I had it in the marina for late season fishing which made me wonder if water penetrated then froze. There's no other spot on the boat that has done this.
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:34 PM
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Looks like very heavy gel in that area. If water got in and froze, I could see that happening.
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:36 PM
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good news it should be a cheap/easy fix, at least for the part that is non-skid
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Old 04-27-2019, 01:53 PM
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I just ordered a quart of spectrum and some cabosil. That should take care of it right? After all the prep of course...
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Old 04-27-2019, 04:04 PM
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Those hatches do have problems but doesnt result in that

its already been been messed with. Someone already sprayed that edge

the gelcoat from spectrum matches what your boat was new, it will likely not match 100% they tend to get whiter when they age the gel you get will probably look dark
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Old 04-27-2019, 09:11 PM
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Plain and simple it bad crappy workmanship and dry glass and bubbles behind the gel coat ! sand it off re-glass and re-gel !
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