Osmosis is the biggest fiber disease, in addition to being an aesthetic problem. A hull affected by osmosis can lose up to 30% of its resistance and lose performance, in the case of high-performance vessels.
As a technical summary of the problem, the water particles in contact with the outer layer of the vessel’s Gel Coat, try to cross this barrier and manage to reach the first layers of the glass fiber of the hull, starting a chemical process called hydrolysis, where the water begins to break down the molecular chain of the resin.
In this process there is the formation of residues which, subject to osmotic pressure, produce bubbles on the outer face of the hull.
Delaying treatment will result in more contamination in a short period of time. At Sopromar we can check the humidity levels and carry out the appropriate work to return your hull to its original characteristics.
We are happy and available to find the best solution to this problem together. Contact us today.