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3rd March 2007, 10:23 PM

I regularly do windsurf in winter when the water temperature is about 3-5 C. I noticed some burst on the bottom gelcoat. (wood)

Had anybody such experience?

4th March 2007, 04:01 PM
I'we done winter windsurfing in Denmark (temperatures around zero) on wooe boards for years and didn't have such experience.
3-5 C is not freezing and shouldn't affect the laminate. Anyway air temperatures below zero can teoretically give problems if the laminate contains a little water and the board stays in the low temperature for longer periods..

4th March 2007, 08:44 PM
thanks, I will get a new gelcoat from the authorized dealer, I ask him to put regular thickness instead of the "limited finish" thin layer.