Thanks, BP. If we go look at one of them, we'll have to pay close attention to signs of stress. If you saw that either on the 40 or Merlin, would it be advised as a deal breaker? I wonder if it's a repairable situation, or if it's inevitable to occur?
I've only surveyed three CS40's and none of them had the fractured liner issues that sometimes appear on the Merlins so I don't think I have enough information to really form an opinion on them.
I have surveyed quite a lot of Merlins and I would not walk away from them due solely to the very common liner fractures at the dinette. These can sometimes be caused by poor venting/overfilling of the polyethylene water tank. However if the fractures appear between the hatch cutouts at the dinette and
around the mast step, this is cause for caution.