Though many years of working with
composite hulls, I have developed considerable expertise in the
analysis and correction of osmotic blister problems.
Osmotic blistering of fiberglass
composite hulls which may result from the construction process is
aggravated by water pollution, temperature, and length of time
I can help you to determine the
extent of the problem, whether it is a minor surface or structural
condition and to develop a plan for repair and/or preventive
My experience in monitoring
manufacturing processes, repair methods and cost, and assessment
of the extent of the problem in your own vessel or a vessel you
are thinking of purchasing. We understand moisture, fiberglass lay
up, current diagnostic techniques, non-destructive testing, core
sampling, and laboratory analysis.
I was named one of the “Top
Warriors in the Blister Battle” in “Hull Blisters: Know the
Enemy”, Rick Strand, Practical Sailor, July 15, 2001.