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 Post subject: The Big D - Delam
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:43 pm 
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OK, I've been reading a lot about delamination. I am [unfortunately] intimately familiar with this on large keel boats. I've done a complete bottom repair on a Catalina 27 over the past year.

Now to the crux of the matter. I have a '84 h-16 that we picked up earlier this summer. I absolutely love this boat and we take it out every weekend. I went to check for "soft spots" on the hulls. What constitutes a soft spot? Is it a "soft spot" if you press down and find any deflection, 1/16", 1/8", 1/4", ... more? I would say my decks are overall, soft. I am now concerned. :(

What is the "standard" test for this?


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 Post subject: Soft or not?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:52 pm 
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The foam sandwich is only in the middle of the deck (generally outlined by the nonskid areas). The outer area and lip are solid glass. You should feel a similar stiffness from rail to rail. If you are able to easily press and get more than a 1/16" - 1/8" defelection, likely there is some delamination. Delamination ahead of the forward crossbar is a critical structural issue.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:58 pm 
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Ooh, Thanks Matt. I don't think I like the sound of that. Now if I can get outta here (work), I can do something important, like look into this more thoroughly. :D


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