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Chances are very likely that if it hasn't had an osmosis problem yet, it may not get one. Many of the older boats, excepting those that used a fire-retardant resin, did not get osmosis problems and are not prone to them. Newer boats, from what I have seen, and those using the fire-retardant resins, seem to be a bit more prone to blistering and osmosis. Whether this is due to the thinner layup of the hulls or some change in the resin composition over the years, I don't know.

I had my hull soda blasted, and it was pretty reasonable in price, especially considering the amount of work getting the ablative paint off of THREE hulls would have been.

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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

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