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post #9 of Old 01-22-2003
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True Grit

What can be a merely expensive repair could become a more expensive repair than the boat is worth as you literally end up laminating a new bottom. The problem with blisters is that they expose the open ends of the glass fiber. This permits moisture to move deeper into the laminate and potentially create the kinds of pressure that pried the laminate apart and allows water even deeper access. Eventually you have what looks like a boat but which structurally is no longer a boat.

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