|Posted: December 24 2006 at 10:47 | IP Logged
My wife and I just bought a 1978 Uniflite (blister era) 36’ Sport Sedan. Prior to the survey I traveled to the end of the internet and back researching the infamous blister issue. I wanted to know everything about the Uniflite blister issue prior to the out-of-water survey.
Following the survey by the most highly recommended surveyor in the San Joaquin Delta, we engaged in a lengthy conversation regarding blisters.
The bottom line; bought the boat, without reservation.
Sure, there are blisters. More below the waterline than above. While the boat is on the hard I am having necessary blisters addressed, as well as the props trued, a few zincs changed, shaft bushing checked, and the bottom painted. A total of 3K……….Whoo-hooo! The yard performing the work is experienced with this type of blister repair, and claims we will most likely spend another 2K every other year chasing the bottom blister issue.
As for the topside…………..hey, I have an new hobby; blister repair!
In conclusion, where can you buy this much boat for half the cost my GMC Yukon XL Denali? Let’s see, 350 HP Crusaders with 975 hours, drect Velvet Drives, 6.5 ONAN, Heat, New Refrigerator, new Batteries, Charger, Inverter, Radar Arch, Transom Door. Microphor system, Hot water. Etc………………….. UUUmmmmmm…. no where!
Maybe we should name her (Mister Blister) NOT!
1978 Uniflite 36' Sport Sedan