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bmacauto posted 05-20-2001 11:21 AM ET (US)   Profile for bmacauto   Send Email to bmacauto  
Iím about to buy a 84' outrage 18', the boat is mint except for a small 6" sq area that has these small pointy bumps, about the size of a pencil eraser but not as tall. One of them is chipped off and you can see fiberglass, no foam though, seamís to only be surface. These are very small and I can't explain them. The rest of the boat is spotless, so this isn't from abuse. The tailoring strap isn't located near these. Any idea what they are? Thanks
Landlocked posted 05-30-2001 09:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
Don't know what they are but my 77 Montauk has them too - in the stern near the decal...

Never bothered me much - she still floats fine.

DIVE 1 posted 05-30-2001 10:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
Sounds like gelcoat blisters. Are they below the waterline?
JimU posted 05-31-2001 05:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
Easy to fix. Check the West system manual at West Marine. JIM

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