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Old 01-24-2008
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In regards to resale value - if they never are fixed - then yes there will be an issue..

Blisters are not always bad, some are cosmetic however others can be catastrophic... The issues with blisters are:

1. Depending on the depth - can wick water into the structure. If all fiberglass - it weakens the hull and if it is a plywood cored - will rot the wood....

2. It takes quite a bit of work to properly get rid of blisters...drilling them out - heating them to get rid of the moisture and then repairing...

3. If you are not a DIY kinda person - can be expensive...

However, I have seen these issues addressed in the yard, where based on the value of the boat - recommendations of just sealing them up and live with it have been made...

If you do go for it - you definitely want a new survey and make sure that moisture reading are made...and get a prelim estimate on how much it would take to fix it and use that as a bargaining angle...

Just random thoughts on the subject - it may not be a disaster but then again could be...Alot of boats made during a certain time frame experienced blistering - it is alot more common actually
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