We were looking for a sensible cruising cat and made an offer on a Gemini
subject to survey
. The surveyor
found that the stringers had popped when it was lifted ashore, the stress points don't have enough glass so they flex and the gelcoat
cracks. As the boat ages the cracking just gets worse. I looked at several more Geminis and they were pretty much the same. An OK boat for sheltered cruising but they'll age very quickly. Sanding
down the gelcoat
and repainting won't solve the problem so you just have to get used to a boat with crazed topsides.
I did hear that they had the certification
for the EU Recreational Craft Directive withdrawn but can't find a reference to confirm this.