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pequotman posted 09-06-2002 09:02 AM ET (US)   Profile for pequotman   Send Email to pequotman  
Reviewing posts on this site has forced me to take a closer look at my whaler with a more critical and informed eye. While looking for at a few of the items I have seen in posts, like the thru-hulls, I discoverd a blister on the non-skid deck. It is about the size of a dime and is located just forward and starboard of the console when facing the bow. The boat is a 22' 1988 Outrage. I was thinking of drilling a small hole in the top of the blister to release the moisture/water then resealing after it dires out a bit. Is this a reasonable thing to do and also is this an indicator of a more serious problem?
jimh posted 09-08-2002 09:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Usually blisters are seen below the waterline, so it is odd to hear of one on the cockpit floor.

Blisters are usually the result of the laminate having some water in it. The water mixes with uncured resins in the laminate and creates the blister.

Your proposed remedy sounds like a good way to proceed.

pequotman posted 09-08-2002 11:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for pequotman  Send Email to pequotman     
yeah, I found it odd also. There are a number of posts talking about soft floor but none that I could find about blisters on the non-skid deck.

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