I just purchased a Cooper Prowler 10m last month. I love the boat and look forward to enjoying it once we finish working on it. It's a 1988 diesel
model, and we got a pretty good deal, so I'm putting some money
into her. One issue I have in common with denmanislander is the blisters
. I plan to put her on the hard
from December to February. I'm looking at having the bottom stripped and resurfaced to get rid of all the blisters
at once. They are pretty numerous and widespread across the bottom. The idea is to give it three months under infrared lamps to thoroughly dry out the hull
before resurfacing. The plan is still taking shape. We'll see how it goes. This week she's coming out of the water for new through-hulls, exhaust
elbows, and packing glands. I did squeeze in one overnight trip to Bowen Island (from Vancouver), and wow, what a terrific boat. Handles great, so comfy. And it doesn't have that tendency to "wander" at trawler
speeds, as so many planing boats tend to do. One of the boats I looked at was a Bayliner 4087, and that boat wandered all over the Fraser River on the sea trial. Was a pain staying out of the way of tugs. I pulled the plug
on that deal after paying for surveys and everything. No regrets, though. Love the Prowler!
Any interest in starting a Prowler 10m thread? Or is there one already?