2002 Four Winns Funship 214 234 254 Boat Owners Manual

More severe fiberglass damage, especially when struc-
tural, requires the expertise of an experienced fiberglass
repair technician. See your Four Winns® dealer for as-
Antifouling paint begins reaction upon contact with wa-
ter. After a season’s use or sooner under certain condi-
tions, the antifouling paint may appear to be dissolving.
This is due to the paint’s chemical emission that in turn
retards marine growth.  When this occurs, refinishing is
in order.
Improper repair techniques can lead to further
fiberglass component damage.
Four Winns® recommends reapplication of the antifoul-
ing paint seasonally.  The effectiveness of the paint will
C.   Osmotic Blistering
be  drastically    reduced   if  used   longer.    Though
Four Winns® has found  the antifouling paints  used to
provide good  marine growth protection in  most water,
other paints may be more effective in certain water con-
ditions.   See a Four Winns®  dealer for recommenda-
tions on antifouling paint use in your area.
Osmotic blistering or  “boat pox” is an unfortunate  but
not uncommon occurrence in fiberglass boats.   Fiber-
glass is water retardant, not waterproof. When a boat is
left in the water for a period of  time, the fiberglass will
absorb water.   It is a natural  process that can not  be
eliminated in production methods or material selection
and usage.   However, there  are ways to  control and
possibly prevent blisters (see  Section P-6).  If you do
cosmetic. They do not indicate a defect in the boat struc-
ture or lamination. Four Winns®, along with most boat
manufacturers, regard gel blisters as a standard main-
tenance item.
During surface preparation, the  hull should be
sanded only enough to remove any foreign mat-
ter, and loose paint. DO NOT sand deeply into
the gel coat, fiberglass cosmetic problems could
later result.  After  sanding, the surface should
mended by the antifouling paint  manufacturer.
The surface must be clean and slightly rough to
ensure paint adhesion.
The repair procedure  for gel coat blisters is  similar to
and gouges. There is an exception however, in that the
hull must  dry out for  several days or  possibly weeks
before repairs can proceed.
Prior to application of the antifouling paint, the boat owner
may consider coating the hull bottom with an epoxy coat-
ing. Four Winns® recommends this procedure as a pre-
ventive and effective means of controlling osmotic blis-
tering.  Most major antifouling paint manufacturers also
supply a line of epoxy undercoatings.  Consult your Four
Winns® dealer for recommendations on  epoxy under-
To determine if the hull has dried sufficiently, tape one
square foot of household  plastic wrap securely to the
hull bottom.  Make sure all edges are sealed and let it
stand for twenty-four hours. If condensation has accu-
mulated under the plastic, the hull is still “wet” and must
be allowed to dry longer before repairing.
P - 7
When the repair is completed, an application of an ep-
oxy barrier coat  should be considered.  This  will help
prevent the possibility of reoccurrence of blisters. Your
Four Winns® dealer or local ship store will have informa-
tion on barrier coat products.
Proper support of the hull while it  is out of the water is
imperative. Duetothedesigncomplexities,Four    Winns®
made.  The boat is a valuable piece of equipment. DO
NOT risk permanent damage to the hull structure in an
attempt to save the cost of an adequate support. Improp-
er support can lead to serious and permanent hull defor-
P - 6
Four Winns® recommends antifouling or bottom paint
for boats which will  be kept in the water  for extended
periods of time.  Antifouling  paint reacts with water to
retard the growth of algae, barnacles and other marine
growth on the hull. In addition to marine growth, it offers
protection against excessive water pollution.
Failure to adequately support the hull may
result in permanent hull structure damage
and will  invalidate the  hull structure  war-
Candia FS Owner’s Manual
Section P
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Product Specification
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