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Gelcoat scratches & indentations

Mar 5, 2021
Catalina 14.2 Somers Pt
My new 14.2 has scoring from the bow to the transom on port and starboard along with two others that arrived with it, less pronounced on those. Also two flowered irregular rough spots in gelcoat. Told by dealer this is aceptable and normal. Seems it should be covered by the workmanship warranty. Photos attached. Any suggesstions ?IMG_0914.JPGIMG_0916.JPG


Jun 1, 2004
Catalina 27 Mission Bay, San Diego
Nope.....take it back and have the dealer repair or replace.
Mar 28, 2015
Catalina 18 273 Pine Beach NJ
The blemish looks like a defect in the gelcoat. The line from bow to stern looks like a scribed waterline should you decide to paint the bottom. It is difficult to tell as the photo only shows a small part of the line.
Mar 5, 2021
Catalina 14.2 Somers Pt
Someone else in the all owner section had also suggested this and it is possible, they just made the mark to deep in this section. The brochure shows a waterline painted on but my hull does not have it.