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post #9 of Old 09-25-2006
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Originally Posted by Fstbttms
No. The only possible difference is that the cooler water temperatures may slow down any chemical processes, but the the underlying causes of blistering remain, regardless of where the boat lives.
Fstbttms, I was hoping you'd chime in on this. Good to know that water temperature retards the problem, even if itís a little bit.

My concern is with the type of blistering that threatens the structural integrity of the hull. In your experience, can you minimize the damage by keeping a dry bilge? (Iím sure no one would argue the benefits of a dry bilge, but its relationship to blisters may not be entirely clear.) Are there ways for a surveyor to detect ďbilge neglect"?
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