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post #30 of Old 02-13-2008 Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by cardiacpaul View Post
I was able to learn the problem was more extensive than I was initally informed (suprise). There were a much greater number of blisters with several large ones on both sides of the hull and more small ones than you could count.

ok, wow, she must have gone awhile without having maint. done. pass.
Yeah, it seems like the entire maintenence budget was spent above the waterline. I think if your plan is to leave your boat in the water for years at a time, you should start with a stripdown to gel coat and carefully put on a barrier coat then fresh bottom paint. This boat had no barrier coat at all. I know barrier coats are not the be-all-and-end-all, but I can't help but think it may have really changed the outcome for this boat.

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1991 Catalina 36
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