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post #9 of Old 03-26-2010
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I have seen man boats come out the water loaded with barnicles, green growth, seaweed, and lots of other nasties.

Most of these boats are sound with no probles after a good scraping and pressure washing. At worst it could have osmosis, at best (and more likely) no problems. Just ask if the boat was built before 1990, and when it was last epoxied (if at all).

If you are still concerned, then get her hauled out, cleaned, and scraped, and then look for any signs of blisters. If there are any blisters on the hull, then she may have osmosis. If you are not sure, have a moisture meter reading done both above and below the waterline all around the boat.

Other than this, i think she is a bargain. Go for it!

Hope this helps you out.
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