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mid 80'''' french boats blistering

I like the boat very much. She is an 1988 Sun Legend 41 really cared by her owner. He recently went sailing where sun always shines and there are never storms. His heirs are willing to sell. No way anymore to have a first hand story of the boat, I was just able to get some rumors in the marina where the boat is sitting.

And rumors say this boat is one of the batch whose hull since new had problems in mid 80'' because of bad resins supplied to Jeanneau and Beneteau. Apparently the yard recognized the problem and paid the repair expenses.

I do not trust rumours, expecially marina''s rumours, but I cannot simply ignore them.

Does anyone here know which production years were affected ?
Any advice on how to sort out the truth ?
Would Jeanneau help ?
Where on the boat can I read number and year of construction ?

Thank you to whoever will help me

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mid 80'''' french boats blistering

Beneteau and Jeaneau both had really bad blistering problems in the mid to late 1980''s and into the early 1990''s. Beneteau had a warrantee that covered the necessary repairs and I have seen the job that Beneteau does here in Annapolis. It is a first class peel and epoxy/glass job. All other things being equal, I would have no qualms about buying one of those boats that have recieved that treatment.

I have no idea what Jeaneau did on warrantee work for their blister problems. In this area, Jeaneau did not have a good reputation for supporting warrantee work, but Jeaneau has been bought by Beneteau who is highly regarded for their custoner service.

I would suggest that you contact Jeaneau or Beneteau North America (they have a website) and give them the Vessel Identification Number (VIN) which is typically located just below the rail on the starborard side of the transom. That number includes the year and month of manufacture as well as the hull number and a set of letters that are unique to each manufacturer.
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