I made a trip out there from MN in January to look at this boat and a nice clean private party V-210. The Nautique dealer (the guy who is selling the V215 in this thread) told me he had just taken this thing in on trade. He didn't mention the blistering until I pointed it out to him. It's possible he didn't even know about it since it is limited to the bottom of the boat (everything below the waterline) and not terribly obvious unless you are looking for it. In fact, I would say that if you are committed to this price range, this boat may be worth considering over some of your other options. The boat is in decent shape, but wasn't super clean. It had a couple rips in the vinyl, and it had a snap-on cover, which is almost a deal breaker for me. I just can't stand all those snaps screwed into a boat. On the plus side, you could probably take that thing home for around 25k. Without the blisters, it's a 33-35k boat. I also thought it might be worth a call to Sanger to see if that sort of thing is covered by their lifetime hull warranty. I ended up buying the low-time V210 from a guy who obviously took great care of his boat.
Here's a picture I snapped of the boat in question.
Here's my new ride. Does anybody have any ideas on how to mount that bimini to the tower so I can get rid of the straps?