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Old 11-17-2021, 10:18 PM   #21
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Vessel Name: Sandpiper
Vessel Model: Bluewater 40 Pilothouse Trawler
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Originally Posted by Donna View Post
Show me an older boat that doesn’t have blisters. Southerly just went through a haul out survey. Some blisters that can easily be taken care of on her next bottom paint. 4” hull. No concern.
Our 1976 Taiwan built Bluewater has not experienced blisters in it's life.

I checked for moisture at each haulout and there was no moisture intrusion.

During the last haul out, the bottom had to be taken down to gel coat because of the buildup of non ablative paint. I epoxy coated the bottom at that time since the boat bottom was completely free of paint. Even though the bottom did not suffer blisters, I felt applying epoxy was a good primer-tiecoat and insurance against water intrusion.
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