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Old 10-21-2022, 01:18 PM
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A little advice needed- Iím looking at a 2007 38 zfx. Itís a salt water boat w trip mercs, 400 hrs. Itís lived mostly on a lift or inside storage on a trailer. At one time, looks like it spent the summer in the water. Most of the boat looks pretty good, but a lot of blisters right at the water line. Both in the painted areas and just gel areas. Not really on the bottom or running surface, just the sides and just up to the water line. But many blisters, 100s of em. I know it can be fixed if the purchase price works, but anything major to worry about? Iím getting some quotes, but expecting a big number. Thanks for any input.

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Old 10-21-2022, 02:31 PM
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My opinion from what I've seen in the past on a few boats with blisters is that it will be a never ending battle. Fix the ones you see and wait for more to pop in my experience. If any of them split open then now you have more moisture problems inside the hull. As techman said I would run away from that one no matter how good the deal seems, you are going to have nonstop problems for the life of the boat. It is possible to fix them and maybe they won't come back and I'll leave that to someone who has more glass experience than myself but I have never seen it work out well. Good luck!!
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Originally Posted by Lakebum759 View Post
A little advice needed- Iím looking at a 2007 38 zfx. Itís a salt water boat w trip mercs, 400 hrs. Itís lived mostly on a lift or inside storage on a trailer. At one time, looks like it spent the summer in the water. Most of the boat looks pretty good, but a lot of blisters right at the water line. Both in the painted areas and just gel areas. Not really on the bottom or running surface, just the sides and just up to the water line. But many blisters, 100s of em. I know it can be fixed if the purchase price works, but anything major to worry about? Iím getting some quotes, but expecting a big number. Thanks for any input.
Are you sure it is gel? Many were at least cleared over the gel.
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