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Old 04-18-2013, 10:39 AM   #41
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Have it etched then make a determination.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:01 PM   #42
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Guess I'm not the only one who gets emotional about blisters. Or should I say about money Well anyway, in our case we offered to stick with the agreed upon price but hold back an amount to help with repairs. Nothing to do now but wait... can't imagine what we'll do this weekend... I honestly don't remember what we did before we had a boat!
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:19 PM   #44
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Andy, I was trying to say osmosis can range from near cosmetic to serious. You`d like to think once it`s done, it`s done, but that seems not to always be.
The Yard that did mine expedited the drying process by carefully using a heat gun on blisters after initial grinding. It drew moisture,you`d see it appear,I did a lot of it myself. Time will tell how successful it is. Your experience says the long drying out on the hard method is not necessarily any better.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:39 AM   #45
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That really did make me "laugh out loud" ha... Well I can breath now. Just finished reading the survey. Approx. 75 blisters per side, all 1 - 3 inches.... I HATE blisters. To make the decision even harder, other than the teak decks (yes, we already had that figured in) and the blisters, the surveyor calles it in "above average condition, better than is usual for a boat of this age" How's that for a moral dilemma? Stinkin' boats!
That might just be a few too many children...yeah...you'd forget their names...
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:49 AM   #46
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Some boats both US and overseas suffer really poor laminates.

Cheap resin and low skills in workers and not clean work conditions.

Do not think a boat which is coming apart can be repaired by a blister cover up.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:25 PM   #47
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Well, for good or bad the deal is done. Just got the call from the broker, the sellers signed. They are not happy as they are selling the boat for about half of what they paid for it but boats are not a money MAKING proposition. Thanks to everyone who held my hand through the whole unnerving process. We were boatless for an entire two weeks. Now we can get back to complaining about cost and work that needs to be done.

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