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|11-18-2007 12:19 AM|
Originally Posted by Northeaster View Post
|11-17-2007 12:32 PM|
Is bottom paint (hard or ablative) actually waterproof?
I realize that it is applied to prevent growth. But does it actaully act to prevent water from entering the gelcoat and resin/fiber?
I don't believe my boat model is know to have blister problems, and my 30 year old hull (in water 7 months / year) does not have any, but after reading the above link on blisters, I guess it is possible to have water damage / weakening of the hull, without blisters.
Without the any apparant damage / blisters, it is hard to justify the work / cost of stripping down and applying a true barrier coat.
|11-17-2007 12:04 PM|
Boat is 1984 Young Sun. Like the boat but worry about the blisters. There are many small blisters just above the water line. I have not had a survey done and think this may leave me some negotiation room.
|11-16-2007 07:20 PM|
|cardiacpaul||it might help to know what boat it is.|
|11-16-2007 05:52 PM|
|AjariBonten||Xort, great aarticle. Thanks for the link.|
|11-16-2007 05:28 PM|
Barrier coating to prevent blisters?
|11-16-2007 05:18 PM|
Run - probably
Worry - definitely
But then again repairs can be done it's all a question of price. If you really like the boat get a quote and make an offer with that in mind.
|11-16-2007 04:53 PM|
I will say it depends. How big? How many? What information can you get about when it was repaired, how bad it was before and who did the job.
I for one would not automatically run away from a boat with blisters, but I would expect to get the whole story and talk to the people who did the work. I would also expect to have the current blisters evaluated. And of course I would expect to get a good deal on the boat.
Blisters won't sink a boat and most boats in that era had blister problems. So I would check it out if you like the boat, but be very very critical.
|11-16-2007 03:07 AM|
|sailingdog||run... lots of boats out there that don't have a botched blister repair job.|
|11-16-2007 02:19 AM|
Good luck with whatever you decide...
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