Little air pockets

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by gages, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. gages
    Joined: Jun 2008
    Posts: 28
    Likes: 0, Points: 1, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: australia

    gages Junior Member

    after pulling a boat out of the mould I experienced little air bubbles popping out of the gelcoat in patches only in the hull.
    Hand layup with one layer of CSM one layer of 450 carbon double bias ( customers request I usually just use glass DB ) and a carbon cloth on top
    It's a new model and a few scenarios are running through my head
    It's the carbon double bias not wet enough in patches
    I may have put too much gel on
    I did use a small amount of older gel coat ( spraying ) in each pot of gelcoat( 3)
    I changed the air pressure slightly up
    2 be boat out of the mould with the first one being good

    Any ideas anyone ?
     

    Attached Files:

Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. Mhall
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    681
  2. TBC Marine
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    574
  3. aaronhl
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    950
  4. ColinW
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    670
  5. bajansailor
    Replies:
    13
    Views:
    799
  6. bucketlist
    Replies:
    53
    Views:
    2,423
  7. Midday Gun
    Replies:
    21
    Views:
    1,532
  8. UtahSignature
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    972
  9. patrolin
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    903
  10. Aaron Darby
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    645
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.