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keysdezees posted 04-19-2004 08:20 AM ET (US)   Profile for keysdezees   Send Email to keysdezees  
I am getting ready to bottom paint my new Conquest 255 and am contiplating a barrier coat. Although I've had Whalers for years without blisters this is the first time that the boat will live in the water... Warm Salty Florida Keys Water. If anyone has heard of a newer Whaler blistering I'll spend the money. If not I'll be on the water this weekend. Thanks.


Plotman posted 04-19-2004 01:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Plotman  Send Email to Plotman     
It's pretty rare, but there are reports of whalers blistering. Anecdotally seems more common in fresh water.

If it is worth doing, do it right...

prm1177 posted 04-19-2004 01:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
You will have to put some primer on the boat anyway, so why not a couple of coats of barrier? Mine is silver, so it does the double duty of letting me know when my ablative paint is getting thin. I agree that it's a good idea for boats which live in the water.

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