Re: Deck Delamination Welcome to iboats. I would have the boat properly checked and maybe surveyed since that delamination on a 2002 hull only on one side is due to a problem and maybe a bigger problem lurking below the deck.
Delamination is not spelled d-o-o-m. Story and photos by Bill Sandifer. Article taken from Good Old Boat magazine: Volume 1, Number 3, November/December 1998. Deck delamination conjures up images of free falling straight through to the bilge but it need not frighten the most resourceful among us
Other boats are needlessly used in a careless way and this causes hull problems. Never allow someone to load heavy objects on the cabin top or jump onto the deck from the dock. Not only is it dangerous, but it can lead to delamination in these areas which will grow with further vibration from normal use.
DECK DELAMINATION. Tim Lackey, #381, Glissando. Unscientific as it may be, sounding the deck is the best way to determine what's going on inside. The flex underfoot coupled with the hollow sound you get is an absolute indication of the debonding.
shuttle pilot Mark Kelly asked from Discovery's flight deck. "No at all," Sellers said. It's basically like just easing a rowing boat toward a dock with your hand," Sellers said. 09:30 a.m
During the pre-purchase purchase survey some areas of delamination were found on the cockpit floor and cabin roof. I had the boat evaluated by an fiberglass repair expert and the surveyor and they reported that there was no structural issues related to the problem and that it most likely occurred during the manufacture of the boat.