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500 Rotten Blisters, Is There a Cure?

It was a ton of work and took months to treat these resin blisters. I think we discovered simply peeling to a particular depth may not be the best way to go as the blisters originate in variable depths throughout the laminate. This is part one of two.
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Nice job!

Curious if you were living aboard, or elsewhere, during all the repairs. I noted some hosing in the thru hulls.


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Curious if you were living aboard, or elsewhere, during all the repairs. I noted some hosing in the thru hulls.
Yes, we lived on board during the long haul out. Those hoses connect to the galley and head sink drains. However, Rebecca went back to the U.S. for 6 weeks which allowed me to do some serious work inside the boat, which was very disruptive. If she had not gone away, we would have had to pitch a tent.
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Gonna rename Brick house to Moon Face?

















Because of all the blisters look like craters for those who were wondering.

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What a chore. I think I would have to power wash it before starting.
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OMG I can't believe the size of they job youve done! Congratulations!

Wow.

Theres only 2 places in the world you cold have done this size job, South Africa and Malaysia/Thailand. Only places where theres good quality workers that are affordable.

Massive job!

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OMG I can't believe the size of they job youve done! Congratulations!

Wow.

Theres only 2 places in the world you cold have done this size job, South Africa and Malaysia/Thailand. Only places where theres good quality workers that are affordable.

Massive job!

Congrats
Cartegena, Colombia and Fiji are two other places we could have done the work. But in Colombia, we would have had to ship in the epoxy from the U.S.....or plan ahead and load up in Miami or Key West and bring all supplies and tools needed to Cartagena. Tools in Colombia cost double what they cost in the U.S., same for a lot of the supplies, if they can be found, like 1708. Flavite and his crew, or any other number of boat workers in in Cartagena, could have helped with the work. Far cheaper labor rates than in the U.S..
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