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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.

A-HA!!!
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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