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Old 11-20-2013, 03:34 PM
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I called SeaDek about the smell issue people are talking about. They said they had only ever recieced two complaints about smell and it was from people with animals.

As far as cleaning. My swim pad has had green algea growing on it and all it took was some TAC and it came right off and looked brand new.

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Old 11-20-2013, 03:34 PM
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Then I ordered the Mylar template material so I could order my SeaDek replacement flooring.

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Old 11-20-2013, 05:26 PM
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gel coats can fail on all boats without influencing the structural intergrity of the fiberglass.

a good example is gel coat blisters on boats that are moored.

please tell what is a "terminal" amount of gel coat spider cracks ?
Fair enough. I was responding to your statement that "Correct Crafts stand the test of time and weather, better". I don't see where you specified cosmetic vs. structural issues in your comments.

I was way too conservative when I described the cracks on two of the boats I'm referring to as spider webbing--they had gel cracks which looked like a dry lake bed. You could almost flake gel off. I've yet to see a Mastercraft which had gel coat cracks which even remotely approached those boats.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:44 PM
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G21 or X25... Both attracting ladies for the swimsuit thread....
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:55 PM
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I dont think gel coat is required for fiberglass to maintain structural intergity.
There are many instances of industrial fiberglass that has no gel coat.

Maybe there is someone reading this that can explain the purpose of gel coat, other than to provide a Glitter Boat.
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I can tell you it isn't for protection from water. We have several water treatment towers that are made of fiberglass that don't have any gel coat on them that constantly have running water going through them.
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My and I'm sure most if your surfboards are made of foam wrapped in fiberglass and resin. With nothing on top. They don't deteriorate and have direct contact with water and oxygen

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From Wiki..... "Many marine craft and aircraft are manufactured using composite materials with an outer layer of gelcoat, typically 0.5 mm to 0.8 mm (0.02 in to 0.03 in) thick. Gelcoats are designed to be durable, providing resistance to ultraviolet degradation and hydrolysis."


And a good read on how contact with water WILL hurt your fiberglass. http://nhml.com/hydrolysis-of-fiberglass.cfm

As far as the tank, and surfboard examples..... The surfboards have an outer layer to seal them. Most commonly clear polyurethane. And every fiberglass tank, that I have ever seen, has a specialized coating over the fiberglass/resin.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:16 PM
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would like to see the x25 with 3k!
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:03 PM
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would like to see the x25 with 3k!
I wouldn't. I'm worried about my knees with the current factory ballast. Any more and I may as well set aside money for knee replacement surgeries now.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:07 PM
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well to be compared to a g, would be nice to see some equal comparison.
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:13 AM
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I have never seen pics of the X-25 wake with 4 or 5k in weight like Xstars and G23's. I'd like too.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:04 AM
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Looks like I should go demo one and bring all my sacs! Lol
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