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Old 07-10-2004
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Gelcoat Crazing

I''ve been looking at a few (older) boats lately and they all seem to have gelcoat crazing on the deck/cabin top to some degree or another. I would think unless the crazing is deep/heavy & seriously curled up around the edges (exposing the underlying FRG to salt/sun) it''s more a cosmetic issue than a structural one. That a fair conclusion?

My question is, how significant would ''mild to moderate'' crazing be in choosing a boat?

If not, (relative to the size of the boat) is it a terribly big job to prime/paint a deck/cabin with something like Awlgrip and achieve high quality results (approaching that of the original gelcoat)? I suspect like any other paint job it''s all in the prepwork, i.e. materials cost minimal, labor maximal ?
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