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smo posted 07-13-2001 11:04 AM ET (US)   Profile for smo   Send Email to smo  
I have a 98 conquest 23 that spent last summer moored in a warm freshwater lake. The rest of its' time, the boat has ben on a trailer in dry storage. I noticed last week while washing it down on the trailer that I have blisters on the lifting strakes along the hull on both sides. My dealer had previously repaired one large blister he said was the result of a void behind the gelcoat on the strake. But now, there are blisters all along the parts of the strakes that are below the waterline. Anyone else have this problem? If so, what was the dealer or factory response?
BillS
Bigshot posted 07-13-2001 01:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ask the dealer. He they do not know, I think Boat US does. Some manufactuers cover them, some do not due to they are cosmetic only. although Bw has a 10 year warranty, blisters might only be covered for 3 or 5 so have it checked asap.
kingfish posted 07-13-2001 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Bill (?) -

I'm sorry, this is gonna be off-topic and not of any help to you in answering your question, but I just can't help it!

My eye was caught by the title of your post, "Blisters on my bottom"; perhaps you constructed the title with a twinkle in your eye thinking that it might be read a little more personally than the question actually bore out...

Anyway, I was reminded that when I was a kid (I mean a little kid, I would say no more than 8 or 10 years old) there was a song popular on the radio the name and some lyrics of which went something like, "I'm Going To Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter...". Somewhere in that song was a line that went, "Just like kisses on the bottom, I (you) will be awfully glad I (you) got 'em". For some reason, my little mind (it's not much better now)never made the connection that the singer was talking about the little x's on the bottom of the letter. I thought he was talking about getting lips planted on his derrier, which seemed like about the most disgusting thing I had ever heard of, and was confused as to why they would let such a pernicious notion be advanced on the radio, and beyond that, it was apparently a popular song!!

Took a number of years before I got that one straight.

Thanks for the laugh, and sorry again for being of no help to your query-

kingfish

hauptjm posted 07-13-2001 02:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
I can't help it either, so I'll apologize now, but.....

Down here in Louisiana, a local Pharmacist developed a product for various dermatitis, most notably diaper rash. This stuff is unbelievable. My almost two year old has virtually never had diaper rash. When just a hint shows, put this stuff on, and it's gone in an hour. Amazingly, it works on all kinds of rashes, bites, etc. The name: Boudreaux's Butt Paste. I'm not kidding. FDA approved. No fly-by-night. Apparectly, this stuff is taking off everywhere.

Sorry, I just couldn't past on the bottom blisters.

hauptjm posted 07-13-2001 02:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
sloppy! pass & apparently. should edited before hitting enter.
Bigshot posted 07-13-2001 03:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Happens to the best of us jim. Editing and bottom blisters:0)
kingfish posted 07-13-2001 10:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Well, if it works on diaper rash, it seems like it ought to work on bottom blisters, too...
smo posted 07-16-2001 10:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for smo  Send Email to smo     
I tried calamine lotion, but it washes off at anything faster than trolling speed ;-)
Smo
sorcerer posted 07-16-2001 10:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for sorcerer    
Blisters are covered for 1 year I believe.

They will usually continue to crop up in other places.

Remote possibility they could cause delaminating, and allow water to to infiltrate the foam cavity.

In general as "BS" mentioned just cosmetic. So you will just have to grind them out, fill with poly putty and gel-coat as they appear.

Good luck!

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