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Old 22-12-2014, 17:20   #1
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Cracked gel coat

Gordman commented on gel coat cracking several years ago and I was interested in a more recent train of thought. We are looking at a boat(2008) that has a lot of crazing in the gel coat. Explanation from owner is that it was in Vermont several years but we are not accepting that explanation. Any info n thoughts r welcomed.
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Old 22-12-2014, 17:57   #2
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Gordman commented on gel coat cracking several years ago and I was interested in a more recent train of thought. We are looking at a boat(2008) that has a lot of crazing in the gel coat. Explanation from owner is that it was in Vermont several years but we are not accepting that explanation. Any info n thoughts r welcomed.

Post lots of good pics and you will get better answers. What's different about Vermont that causes crazing?
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...We are looking at a boat(2008) that has a lot of crazing in the gel coat...
Why bottom feed?
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Crazing is usually due to flexing or hits. Star cracking is usually due to strikes.
Long cracks along inner edges of the sides of the decks or cabin joint or near the winch are might indicate a lack of layup in those areas as they get stressed.
If the main cap shrouds are attached to the cabin top, it's flexing.
Not good, should have supporting structure under.


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Sailing vessel or power?


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