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They were piled up on shore and workers with chainsaws started cutting them into pieces (if you want to see the saddest sight of all, that is it). Anyway, I noted the amount of effort that went into cutting these boats apart. Once the job was done, I went and inspected the cuts of fiberglass and the pieces. I can say one thing - across the cut fiberglass on these boats looked nice, green, dense and most certainly had shown no signs of weakness.

Wow Brak thats encouraging . As far as fixing blisters goes It would only be for saftey, I dont care about cosmetics under the water line, and I really not that concerned about resale ( It would be like selling your own child) I want to hold on to my Crown for while, and between you and me I didnt pay that much for her anyway.
Do you guys thimk the hull will just break apart one day if the blisters aren't fixed.. ?
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Do you guys thimk the hull will just break apart one day if the blisters aren't fixed.. ?

If you do not get them fixed - the cosmetic blisters can get bigger or spread. Most people think fiberglass itself doesn't suck up water - but it does and all those little strands exposed - eventually will suck up water like a sponge. If you intend on keeping her - you'll want to at least address it perhaps in the fall when the season is over.

Will your boat sink as it stands - probably not unless you let the issue continue for years and no attempt to fix is made.... But if the blisters are severe enough - it will make fixing the issue slightly more work later.
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