Re: Blisters, OMG
Well, if you race, or at all care about sailing performance then you DON'T want a gazillion blisters. If it were my boat I would repair them if for no other reason than resale value. If you are selling your boat, and the hull looks like it has the pox, people WILL walk away, or at least want a big discount. As for the idea that repairs make it worse, I disagree again. Poor repairs could make it worse, but that goes for just about anything. If blisters are repaired properly they never come back. I repaired a lot of blisters on my Hotfoot years ago. I got some expert advice, repaired them correctly, and then I never saw another blister.
I don't know about hull failures, but a boat that is covered in blisters rather than just spots here and there has a problem, and that problem should be addressed.
1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig