Looking at buying
a 1994 Bene 400. Lovely boat but surprisingly it had a dose of the 'pox'. (I thought the BWS system Bene introduced in the early 90's would have negated that...?)
Anyway, the boat has had a complete Gel coat Plane and after drying and washing
out, has been re-laminated with a vinyl ester resin. Then fairing with resins before a new antifoul and re-launch.
I have some concerns with this... have read that the gel plane can cause weakness in the original lay-up?? and also vinyl ester resins often are difficult to achieve a longevity bond with the underlying substrate. The repair job only has a 12 month guarantee as well.
It is a good buy at the price
but I am wondering if I am buying
potential trouble in the future...
Thoughts from those more learned than me would be much appreciated!