Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
I would love to get new rub rails inserts, but stuck in Thailand, and will not get close to the Caribbean for WHO knows when. Currently re-gelcoating the Rub Rail, and Gel Coat for the red boot stripe. Also sanded Aquarius' bottom down to gel coat. And, 100 blisters appeared. I was so scared when I saw all the little bumps, and the person that sanded Aquarius down showed me that it was osmosis by opening one up with a knife. YUP, osmosis, you can smell it..... But, how could this be, I have never heard of an Amel with Osmosis. So, the painters thought that it was going to be a big job, but in the end the osmosis didn't penetrate past the first layer. So, no big deal! Fixed all 100 spots in about 4 hours of work. YES..
The bottoms on Amel's are really bullet proof!
Stuck in Thailand