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post #2 of Old 04-17-2002
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Blister Repair Advice Needed

Sounds like the blisters might just be in the paint, possbly caused by something you sailed through, or which came downtide while you were at anchor. If so, sand down the bubbles and repaint the boottop. If the blisters ARE in the gelcoat, but you''ve had no blister problems before and they''re not too big or too many (this can get subjective), try just filling the ones you''ve got and see if the problem recurs. If it keeps happening next season and gets worse, THEN think about the barrier coat. Cutting off your arm will cure your hangnail, but it''s a bit more than what''s required to fix what''s wrong. It makes more sense to fully determine the extent of the problem and respond accordingly.
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