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Re: Valiant 32 problem with Fire Retardant in resin.
I will wait and see if Bob Perry comes an this forum as there are many conflicting opinions, also wait for my surveyors opinion, which I am paying for. This does not mean that I do not value your inputs, in fact quite the reverse. The boat was built in 1979, and at the price seems to be a bargain. It has obviously completed a trans Atlantic crossing and I understand that the current owner has covered many miles in the Med, so it can't be all bad.
The decks do not seem to have many blisters, more dirty brown marks in the gelcoat, which while not pleasant, do not seem to be points of weakness.
Does anyone have a link to the boatyard in Texas which specialises in restoring Valiants? Maybe I can get some further information from them.