Osmosis Glassfibre Yacht ConstructionOsmosis Glassfibre Yacht Construction

Damage to glass-reinforced plastic construction is often not detected at an early stage; this can lead to expensive repairs or loss of value. Osmosis (gel coat blistering) is one of the main problems Tony Staton-Bevan addressed.

Author: Tony Staton-Bevan

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 092448683X


Page: 118

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Damage to glass-reinforced plastic construction is often not detected at an early stage; this can lead to expensive repairs or loss of value. Osmosis (gel coat blistering) is one of the main problems Tony Staton-Bevan addressed. His common sense advice on the prevention and cure of problems with hulls, decks and fittings, cracks and blistering, stress crazing, fading gel coats, and collision damage will help owners find potential trouble spots and repair the damage.

Fibreglass BoatsFibreglass Boats

This masterly work will continue to be an invaluable source of reference for anyone wanting practical advice on working with GRP, in order to make repairs and improvements correctly and thus extend the life of their boat.

Author: Hugo du Plessis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408156179


Page: 312

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This masterly work will continue to be an invaluable source of reference for anyone wanting practical advice on working with GRP, in order to make repairs and improvements correctly and thus extend the life of their boat. Since it was first published 45 years ago, Hugo du Plessis' Fibreglass Boats has become a classic, relied upon by owners, surveyors and boat builders keen to understand how fibreglass behaves, and obtain practical advice on working with GRP. In a deliberately non-technical manner, he explains the peculiar nature of fibreglass, its durability, its weaknesses, where its likely to fail, the effects of use and the weather, plus the latest research into causes of the biggest worry for owners - blistering and osmosis. 'One of the most respected works on the subject... thorough and its scope is vast' Yachting Monthly 'A long-established classic' Kelvin Hughes

Ship Boat InternationalShip Boat International

The reasons for , choice of , and recent developments here in composites for
boatbuilding are examined here by Tony Jones . ... draw into the In the beginning
material that was totally impervious to water , material the well - known osmotic
So let us start at the beginning ... and carbon fibres now supplement pure glass .
makes extensive use of unidirectional glass fibre and carbon fibre to achieve
specific ...



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Handbook of Offshore CruisingHandbook of Offshore Cruising

Any industry as successful and competitive as fiberglass yacht construction is
bound to attract some poor builders , and that ... Osmosis Blisters In spite of the
research and technology that have gone into improving fiberglass building
materials ...

Author: James D. Howard

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 1574090933


Page: 468

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Jim Howard has cruised the great oceans of the world for over 25 years, often single-handed.

Fiberglass BoatsFiberglass Boats

Much of this book accordingly concentrates on how fiberglass boats used to be built, highlighting the deficiencies that were prevalent at the time together with their potential effects.

Author: Hugo Du Plessis

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

ISBN: UOM:39015040986021


Page: 288

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Since its first edition in 1964, owners and professionals have relied upon this classic reference to understand the many facets of fiberglass boat construction. Now completely updated, it is an invaluable, nontechnical resource for expert information on the principles of fiberglass construction, as well as sound practice. Author Hugo du Plessis focuses on the kind of boats that dominate the used market, examining fiberglass's durability, weaknesses, effects of use, and the latest research into causes of blistering--or osmosis. His advice will help owners extend the life of their fiberglass boats and prevent would-be owners from purchasing craft that are soon to fail.

Nigel Calder s Cruising Handbook A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore SailorsNigel Calder s Cruising Handbook A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors

The curse of osmotic blisters has dogged the fiberglass boatbuilding industry for
many years. In the process of getting a handle on the problem, many
boatbuilders and owners have been badly hurt. Today, with new boat
construction using ...

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071797351


Page: 608

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The most comprehensive and helpful guide ever written for selecting and equipping a cruising sailboat Whether you’re a coastal or offshore cruiser, you’ll find your most pressing concerns treated with the know-how that makes for skillful, confident cruising in Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook. The author -- one of the most respected marine how-to authors on either side of the Atlantic, and author of the universally admired Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, -- walks you through all key technical and practical aspects of modern cruising systems and equipment, providing you with a summary of the skills necessary for safe, enjoyable sailing. The first half of the book includes an easy-to-use tabular method for evaluating a boat's suitability for cruising; ideas for workable deck and interior lay-outs and organization; how to choose and configure suitable boat systems for cruising; and how to install gear for trouble free operation. The book's second half teaches you boat handling skills; core navigational expertise; anchoring techniques; weather understanding; heavy weather expertise; and specific skills for long-term and long-distance cruising.

Glass fibre Boat RepairGlass fibre Boat Repair

Osmosis One of the biggest problems facing glassfibre craft today is that of
osmotic blistering . This is dealt with in more detail in Chapter 4 , but basically
osmosis is caused by a variety of means during the construction stage and
appears to ...

Author: James Yates

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 185223699X


Page: 128

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Aims to give enough knowledge for the average boat owner to effect repairs to the hull and superstructure of a glass-fibre boat. It also contains details on the care of the engine and the plumbing system. Repair techniques are described for most of the common problems.


al JARIRI ABOVE A fibreglass yacht requires rather more maintenance than a
small dinghy , with an annual application of anti - fouling paint below ...
Fibreglass boats GRP ( glass reinforced plastic ) began to replace wood for
dinghy building in the 1960s . ... Serious problems on older fibreglass boats may
include : osmosis ( bubbles forming on the hull when the skin delaminates ) ; the
hull soaking up ...

Author: Jeremy Evans

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 1843092077


Page: 256

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A complete guide to sailing and racing dinghies, catamarans and cruisers.

Osmosis and the Care and Repair of Glassfibre YachtsOsmosis and the Care and Repair of Glassfibre Yachts

This edition of the book has been revised to include recent findings and give advice to enable owners of these craft to detect potential trouble spots and repair surface damage.

Author: Tony Staton-Bevan

Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical Press

ISBN: 0229118372


Page: 128

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The introduction of glass reinforced plastic (GRP) construction in the 1950s made it possible to build relatively inexpensive pleasure craft that required less maintenance and could withstand more abuse than similar craft made of timber, steel or aluminium. However, the boats were not maintenance-free and soon developed problems with blistering and osmosis, commonly known as boat pox. provides clear instructions and illustrations for the detection, prevention and cure of problems. This edition of the book has been revised to include recent findings and give advice to enable owners of these craft to detect potential trouble spots and repair surface damage. Additional photographs have been included to help identify main problem areas.

Chapman PilotingChapman Piloting

Molded construction is also used for one - off , high - performance racing boats
both power and sail . ... gel coat ; possibly an osmosis barrier ; alternating layers
of mat ( cloth made of irregular short fibers ) , regular fiberglass cloth and roving ...

Author: Elbert S. Maloney

Publisher: Hearst Books

ISBN: UCSD:31822027793199


Page: 656

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Surveys the latest developments in safety systems, marine electronics, radar, and communications, and includes information on tides, and currents, weather, and navigation

Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats A Step by Step Guide for Buyers and OwnersSurveying Fiberglass Sailboats A Step by Step Guide for Buyers and Owners

The production boatbuilding industry of the 1950s and 1960s was small , and the
number of boats being built by , say , Pearson Yachts in a year might ... Osmosis
works more quickly in fresh than Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats in salt water .

Author: Henry C. Mustin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0070442487


Page: 139

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Since the late 1950s, when the first "plastic" sailboat shocked the New York Boat Show, fiberglass boatbuilding has gone through classic growing pains. Longtime yacht broker and marine surveyor Henry Mustin has seen it all: the slow acceptance of those early, heavy boats; the market boom of the lighter boats of the 1970s; the "boat pox" scare of the 1980s; and the continued lack of industry standards that makes buying and owning a fiberglass boat an adventure. In Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats Mustin explains what to watch for in a used sailboat from each era, and how to ferret out the hidden defects in any boat. He shows how to estimate the cost of repairs and the value of a boat. And he addresses the question: When is a fiberglass boat too used up to save? Mustin's part-by-part look at hull, deck, rig, and machinery is both a minicourse for transforming used-boat shopping from a game of craps to a science, and the first step in a holistic boat maintenance program. His discussion of the significance of cracks found in aging hulls and decks is the most thorough in print. He is not shy in assessing the lack of regulation of professional surveyors, nor does he shrink from pointing a finger at shoddy building practices. Having a used boat surveyed is a critical prelude to buying it. Yet a professional survey is expensive--several hundred dollars. Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats will enable you to conduct your own surveys while narrowing the field, then monitor a professional surveyor's performance when selecting your target boat. The inside story on surveying fiberglass boats. No sailor should be without it. Praise for Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats: "A concisely written primer for sailors considering purchasing a used boat, preparing for extended cruising, or seeking guidelines for an ongoing maintenance program. . . . Mustin is adept at distilling often highly involved subjects, so you should be able to learn the fundamentals of evaluating a vessel's major structures, systems, and equipment."--SAIL "Thoroughly studying this book will enable you to inspect your own boat, identify problems and formulate an effective maintenance program. Plus, if you plan to buy either a used or new fiberglass sailboat, this book should help you reduce your cost."--Ensign ". . . long-time professional boat surveyor Mustin shares his experience in a compact, easy-to-reference handbook . . . This slender volume provides the foundation for a holistic boat maintenance program, making it as valuable for owners as it is for buyers."--Rhode Island Boating I would like to have had Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats . . . when I was in the market for a boat . . . Mustin takes prospective buyers on a detailed tour of boat materials, structures, rigging systems and construction techniques, illustrating . . . the potential weaknesses to watch out for--anything from blisters and stress cracks to corrosion."--Grand Rapids Press

Spurr s Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising SailboatSpurr s Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat

Losing the rudder is one thing, losing the whole boat a catastrophe! ... Because
fiberglass, stainless steel, and foam all have different coefficients of expansion,
heating, and cooling cycles, the joint ... Osmosis & Glassfibre Yacht Construction.

Author: Daniel Spurr

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071487290


Page: 384

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Is your boat ready to go cruising? Just about every sailboat—used and new—can make a good cruiser, but only if the hull-deck structure, rig, and systems meet certain standards. Spurr’s Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat tells you what those standards are, and gives you all the help you need to refurbish and upgrade every structure, surface, fitting, and system on your boat—stem to stern, project by project. This all-in-one guide leads you step by step to a seaworthy, crew-friendly boat with top-notch cruising performance. Not only will you learn what to look for when you buy a new or used boat, you'll also learn how to reinforce your boat’s hull and structural components, redesign and replace rigging, upgrade electrical systems, and much more. Special features include: A detailed survey of 70 used and new fiberglass sailboats best suited to offshore sailing Gear and equipment recommendations by brand name Construction details and other essential features of a strong, safe cruising boat How to make critical repairs to the deck, hull, bulkheads, blisters, and portlights

Lakeland BoatingLakeland Boating

Jefferson Marlaco 35' Sport Series Boat Test The fiberglass stringers — two on
each side — are bonded to the deck. "We use a modified vinylester resin through
the first structural lamination to give greater protection against delamina- tion and
osmotic blistering," said Nash. To form the unibody construction, every square
inch of the joint between the one-piece deck and the hull is tabbed with three
layers ...



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The Practical Encyclopedia of BoatingThe Practical Encyclopedia of Boating

Most boatbuilders use the same laminate — alternating layers of chopped strand
or mat ( 11/2 to 3 oz . per square yard ) and woven roving ( 24 oz ... Vinylester
resin is more expensive than polyester but less permeable to moisture and more
resistant to osmotic blistering or “ boat pox . ... The thickness of a fiberglass hull in
inches should roughly equal the waterline length in feet divided by 150 , plus
0.07 .

Author: John Vigor

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071378855


Page: 356

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"Vigor is one of the finest boating writers of our time."­­Cruising World Boating encompasses an impressive array of disciplines, and every sailor or powerboater worth his or her salt is, by turns, a seaman, navigator, mechanic, electrician, painter, carpenter, meteorologist, medic, cook, and even, on occasion, a diplomat. Which is why it is so surprising that, until now, there has been no single-source reference to which a mariner could turn for practical, up-to-date information in all these areas. The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating is the first guide to all practical­­and many theoretical­­aspects of recreational boating under sail and power. From seamanship to maintenance, navigation to boat design and construction, nautical lore and esoterica to the science of how things work, this handy reference gives sailors and powerboaters quick access to just the right amount of information needed to answer most questions and solve most problems.

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