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post #41 of Old 12-29-2011
Jason Flare
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Originally Posted by mitiempo View Post
Strange. The listing states "...leak free fiberglass decks..."
I wonder how the water got there?

1979 Pearson -Tillotson-Pearson Fales 38 Explorer Sail Boat For Sale -
The broker said that the boat had just been powerwashed. My wife and I had three problems with that:
1.) it didn't look powerwashed, which was good because
2.) a powerwasher can do a lot of damage to paint or gelcoat if not done carefully, and
3.) if someone powerwashed the outside, how did the water get inside?

Powerwashing does not use a lot of water and the bilges were nearly full. I think the water getting in was rainwater through leaks in the cockpit hatches, and perhaps the companionway hatch and deck fittings.
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