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post #11 of Old 06-25-2009
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Originally Posted by badsanta View Post
It is my understanding that all fiber glass boats absorb water and if left in the water for years ...
I do not believe this to be true, although it is true that leaving a boat in water for years significantly increases the chance that it will develop blistering...but that is not guaranteed to happen.

OR IS IT? I assume many boats without barrier coats live for years in locales like Florida without blistering...but what do I know, I live in new England. Can any Florida posters clarify whether blistering in a year-round-environment is a common exception, or a rule?

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