So we are looking to purchase
a larger boat. We've found one but it needs a blister job done to it. It has many small pinhead size blisters
over large areas. Then there are a few hundred small dime sized blisters
interspersed around the hull
. The boat needs some other repairs
as well, bulkhead is rotted due to leaking deck
fitting. So bulkhead replaced and rebed of all the deck hardware
My question is, with the hull
having been out of the water
for just about 5 years now would it be dry enough for a blister repair job? It hasn't had the gelcoat
stripped or the VC17 taken off. The bilges are dry now but at one point someone left a salon hatch
open and it had a foot of water
in the bilge
. That was 2 years ago and it was pumped out as soon as it was noticed.
There are 6 cowl vents so the inside appears to be well ventilated. The boat has a solid non cored hull built in 1971. The manufacturer is supposed to be known as a good quality builder
, and was designed by a good naval architect. I'd rather not say the make and model as we don't own it yet.
I'm considering buying
a moisture meter but I know the measurements they read out can be highly subjective.