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Old 08-27-2007, 12:41 PM
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I did not think that trailer companies used shag carpet anymore, but the proof is in the pudding.

This hull was trailered every week and put away wet. After a few years the boat blistered badly. So we are removing and replacing the gel coat at the sides of the tunnels and the top of the tunnel. Boaters need to dry trailers as well as the boat if the hull is to last. How many of you have had this problem in the past? The manufacturer of this hull said it was common?

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This is a new one on me. Drying the hull and trailer???????? Is this a saltwater/ocean thing. How the hell are you supposed to dry a trailer when there is a boat sitting on top of it? Why is it necessary? Why should I need to dry a boat when it drip dries by the time I trailer it to storage. Please explain the physics involved
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Old 08-27-2007, 12:51 PM
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I`m wondering same thing.


If I back the empty trailer into the water the carpeted bunks will get soaked. Then I must drive the boat onto these wet bunks. Then I pull the boat / trailer out of the water ....

So how do I dry the carpeted bunks that the boat is sitting on ???


Please explain.
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man that looks fun . . . . dont a just love being underneath them stands
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It's simple, really. All you have to do is lift the boat up with one hand, wipe the hull with one end of a towel in the other hand, blot dry the bunk carpets with the other end of the towel, and set the boat back down again. Duh!
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Dave when you are working on a Cat that is the beauty!!! If it falls you got a good chance of being in the middle
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thats true. i was doing some similar work under a 39 Ocean Express cat and thats what i was thinking. lots'a room in here for me if it drops
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Just pay to have it hoisted on the trailer at the end of the year is my only guess. The shag is the problem. That carpet holds so much water that the boat soaked it up over the winter. Storing the boat over the winter the water expands and created osmosis blisters. When you never hoist the boat up and look at the bottom for 7 years you only make the problem worse.

Lesson learned hoist the boat at least once a year.

The thing that bothered me the most is this is a common thing with this manufacturer? The comment shocked me, coming from a the rep from a custom, high end builder. The mass production companies I am use to it.

Yeah Dave I love the bottoms, it makes for interesting x rays at the chiropractor.


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thats true. i was doing some similar work under a 39 Ocean Express cat and thats what i was thinking. lots'a room in here for me if it drops
Of course, there is room for you if it falls, it's your pants that are full...
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if it blisters where the bunks are does it really hurt anything? the tunnel is out of the water on plane i think.
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