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Date Posted: - Thursday - 07/24/14 - 8:37am
Author: Doug Wilson
Subject: Blisters
In reply to: Gabrielle Dowding 's message, "Pimple blisters below waterline on 1972 Grand Mariner 40" on - Wednesday - 07/23/14 - 3:20pm

I had a lot of small blisters on Cactus Tree, none bigger than about a dime.
I ground all the blisters out with a 4" grinder. I had the boat in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, and left the boat there for the summer. It's very dry there. Came back in September,(to hurricane Jimena).
The blisters were dry, I filled the blisters with West Systems epoxy and 306 filler,paid the yard to take all the gel coat off, and gave the bottom two coats of Ameron two part epoxy for a barrier .
Bottom paint and done.
Cruised another two years and no more blisters.
I don't think that Mariners are prone to blister, but it did happen to Cactus Tree.

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