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Goosebumps Like Pimples Above Waterline


Hi Bud,
I have found several areas of these tiny "pimples" right above boot stripe area. Some effected areas are several feet in diameter. I hauled the boat out to let them dry out. And the heads of these pimples are starting to break off, leaving a 1/32 deep hole in gelcoat.
Any suggestions?

W32 "Caracolita"

Bud Taplin


You got boat acne, otherwise better known as blisters. Pop any loose ones, leave them alone until the hull is dry, then fill with an epoxy putty, and re-touch the gelcoat or paint.

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