I am looking at buying a 1988 V42. The specific boat I am looking at has small cracks on either side of the salon just above the shelves and below the port windows.
The current owner said that he was concerned about this when he bought the boat a year ago (he is the second owner) but that the surveyor told him that it was just gelcoat over plywood that was cracking and that it was nothing structural and nothing to worry about.
My question is, of the other 200+ V42''s that are out there, does anyone else have this problem. If so, what do you know about it?
Second question is, can the iron fuel
tanks be replaced on this year/model without tearing up cabinets and such? I would be very interested in hearing more about this.
Thanks in advance for any help that one can offer.