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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)
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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
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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 ).

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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?
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Re: Survey results

Is it a gelcoat bootstripe? or painted on after the fact? That would make a difference.
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Re: Survey results

Why would they be above the waterline
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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.
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