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Old 10-23-2003
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old glass hull v. new glass hull

one would assume that over the last 30 years or so there have been changes/improvements in the methods and materials used in laying up fiberglass hulls. Inasmuch as there are numerous opinions about quality of construction
(Beneteau vs. Hylas for instance) are there less subjective criterea for judging whether one should buy newer over older (everything else being equal - rigging, power plant etc.). In other words, have the chemical and/or physical properties of fiberglass and how it is used to build boats changed dramatically since 1980 or so. Thanks in advance.
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