A very detailed inspection revealed 10+ hairline stress cracks in random areas of the hull, port and starboard, at and immediately above the waterline (between boot stripe and top of paint line). These cracks extended in a mostly vertical direction.
not good by any stretch of the imagination, could be as said before, oilcanning, or as also said before, the "common" Bene problem of osmosis (more unlikely however, I'd go with the oilcanning, or some reeeeeaaaaalllyyyy hard use. )
Since the undersides were covered with antifouling paint, we could not confirm how far these stress cracks extended. Based on the texture of the antifouling paint around a couple of the starboard cradle pads, we found it likely that there were similar stress cracks in the underlying gelcoat.
We have experienced similar cracks in similar model year Beneteau boats.
yup some do, some don't the short answer to how serious it is... "it depends" I know, doesn't help much
Percussion testing was negative for indicators for delamination, voids or blisters.
not surprising, but the the number of cracks are in my opinion, a cause for concern. If you're really interested in this particular boat, investgate further. have a marine glass man come out and take a look.
Bottom paint will cause a meter to go goofy so you can't trust the meter readings ther unless its been on the hard for quite awhile, esp. with copper based paints.
We are not primarily on earth to see through one another, but to see one another through
Some people are like slinkies: not really good for anything... but you can't help laughing when you push them down the stairs