Infrared image of a hull's wet core__. Notice the keel and jacks.
Over the past few years the Morris Service Team has had the opportunity to develop a system to replace the core of vessels suffering from wet (cored) hulls and decks. In the process the company has evolved into a regional expert.
This process and expertise has been born out of necessity, as several owners of yachts with wet hulls have come to Morris Yachts seeking a remedy to their issues.
As most of you know, boat builders have chosen to use cored materials in the construction of their hulls and decks in recent years, based on the fact that cores provide us with vessels that are lighter, stiffer, drier, and faster. However, as these vessels age and begin to show signs of wear and tear, it is extremely important to place the cored sections of the boat in the overall maintenance schedule.
Wet core is typically caused by: anything that has pierced either the inner or outer skin of the core, including deck hardware that has not been properly bedded (or in which the bedding has failed); stress cracks in gelcoat; canvas snaps for dodgers and biminis etc.
Proper identification and maintenance of any of the aforementioned is the key difference between a small repair or a large one. If caught early, most wet core issues can dealt with efficiently and quickly.
Thus, you are invited to attend a presentation and demonstration next Wednesday, May 19th at 10am on the repair of wet (cored) hulls and decks at Morris Service. For more information on signing up for this event - go to Morris Service Open House or call 207-244-5511 to sign up. Deadline is Monday, May 17th. To preview the process, read Bill Hodges' report here.