I'm interested in purchasing
an early 80's Valiant that was built by Uniflite in WA before the company was moved to Texas
. The boat
has already had a blister job done, but they have come back. My question is, can this be permanently fixed with extensive work
, or is it something that will continue to occur no matter what is done with it. Also the boat
is currently berthed in cooler waters (55+/- degrees) and I plan on taking it to the tropics. Will the increased heat in the water
cause the blistering to get more severe? I know the blisters
are a result of the fire retardant resins used in the late 70's early 80's and I'm wondering if that makes it unfixable.
Please let me know your thoughts. How much work
would be needed to permanently fix this problem? What could it potentially cost? Or is this just a show stopper and I need to move on with my search. I love the Perry design on the Valiants but typically they are out of my price
range. So I'm wondering if this could be my lucky day or if I'm just opening a really big can of worms?