Blisters


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Posted by Len on February 14, 2005 at 06:17:10:

osted by Len on July 01, 2003 at 08:26:15:
I have purchased a 42-foot Prowler by Cooper and when it was pulled for survey, the surveyor found the following: "Surfaces below the water line of this vessel visually, by testing the hull with a GRP-33 Moisture Meter, and by sounding with small steel hammer. Using these methnods, we observed numerous (est. 250) blisters ranging in sizes from 1 to 3 centimeters, sporadically located through out the underwater surfaces of the hull itself. His recommendations was to have a reputable marine repair facility further inspect and repair as necessary the vessels underwater surfaces of the hull for osmosis blisters.
The facility I choose suggested that they simply "patch" and repaint the bottom at a cost of @$4500. The surveyor suggested that they completely redo the bottom at a cost that the facility estimated would be @$12,000.
Being new to boating, does anyone have any recommendations of what I really need to do?




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