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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:54 am 
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i read in another thread that water in the hull may be absorbed into the hull. i am looking at buying a one but it has some water in the hull. Should i pass on the boat? Everything else is in good condition.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:10 pm 
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Missing the drain hole? You should be able to drain the hull. The plug may not have been installed or is not drilled deeply enough.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:05 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Missing the drain hole? You should be able to drain the hull. The plug may not have been installed or is not drilled deeply enough.



Not sure about drain hole, I can figure that out though. I'm more wondering if I should buy the boat if it has had water sitting in the hull for a long time? Can the water soak into the hull of this particular boat and ruin it? I read on another post about the water "soaking into the hull".


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:25 pm 
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The Holder 12 is not the same as the Mono Cat 12 that had a foam core that absorbed water.

Be sure all of the parts ae with it. You can see damage in the gel coat of water has absorbed. Generally called osmotic blistering of the gel coat. Round bubbles popped up on the surface.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:39 am 
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Flip the boat over and tap/press all over the bottom. If it's soft, then the fiberglass/sandwich has deteriorated and I would suggest you pass. Storing the boat with water in the hull for long periods is never good for the hull. It's always best to pull the plug out and tip up the bow so any water that gets in will drain out.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:12 am 
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Great suggestions! Thank you! I will check it out with those suggestions.


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