Survey results - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-01-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
stevestk is on a distinguished road
Survey results

Just got my pre-purchase survey results. My biggest concern is blisters.

"There are many gel coat blisters on the hull between the bottom paint and the boot stripe for a distance of approximately 7' on the
starboard side. These are cosmetic in nature but should be repaired never the less."

I'm surprised I missed them but I guess I was overexcited.
I couldn't attend the survey and he told me they were about the diameter of a pencil eraser. This looks like an expensive repair. See picture. Thoughts?

The surveyor also said he thinks the boat overall is in nice shape for it's age. (97 Hunter)
Attached Thumbnails
Survey results-blisters.jpg  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 10-01-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 31
Thanks: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
neilsty is on a distinguished road
Re: Survey results

I bought a boat last year with about 6 to 10 blisters probably about one inch in diameter, classic smell when the surveyor popped them. I had them ground out and repaired then had the bottom painted. I can't remember the exact cost but it was only a couple of hundred dollars. Had boat pulled in Caribbean for hurricane season after it had been in water for nine months no blisters, so your small blisters don't sound a big issue
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 10-01-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 24
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
mjf55 is on a distinguished road
Re: Survey results

Does not look like a deal breaker. A few small blisters close together is no big deal to repair. Easy DYI ( Do Yourself In ).

Sent from my rooted DROID X2
__________________
Mark
1975 Hunter30
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 10-01-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
stevestk is on a distinguished road
Re: Survey results

Doesn't the fact that these are in an area above the bottom paint mean more expertise is needed for a smooth color matched gelcoat finish?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 10-01-2013
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 15,361
Thanks: 88
Thanked 243 Times in 234 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Re: Survey results

Is it a gelcoat bootstripe? or painted on after the fact? That would make a difference.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 10-01-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 31
Thanks: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
neilsty is on a distinguished road
Re: Survey results

Why would they be above the waterline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 10-01-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
stevestk is on a distinguished road
Re: Survey results

I wondered the same thing but found a site with extensive information on blisters that indicated at or just above the water line was fairly common. I see water stains by them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sailing results NewsReader News Feeds 0 03-15-2012 12:00 PM
Insurance survey vs purchase survey RossC32 General Discussion (sailing related) 9 03-01-2012 06:05 PM
Sea Trial and Survey Results montenido Boat Review and Purchase Forum 9 06-05-2008 10:50 AM
Survey Results - Pursue or Run Away? Ishmael Boat Review and Purchase Forum 22 10-03-2007 04:11 PM
Bayfield 32C Survey Results :) Kacper General Discussion (sailing related) 27 04-27-2007 07:47 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:29 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.