If you are searching for your first used trawler or used motor yacht you've very likely heard about blisters. Most boaters with in-the-water boats are aware of them. But what are they, how do they form and most importantly, what do you do about them...if anything? I've been involved with numerous surveys over the years and every time a used trawler or used motor yacht was hauled from the water, blisters are the fear from the prospective buyer. You have no need of panicking, however, the issue is easily managed.
Our trawler, the Patricia Ann had a number of tiny blisters on her hull for some years and I've known about it. I just watched them and evaluated them each time I pulled her out of the water. I finally decided to tackle the problem.
To help you better understand the cause and what to do about it when you are searching for and evaluating your next used trawler or used motor yacht, I chronicled my project with descriptions and photos. It's my intention that you will have a much better understanding of the issue when your surveyor says, "this boat you wish to buy has blisters".
Go to our Paradise Yacht's website to view the full set of photos and detailed description of what we did to correct the problem