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I was almost thinking that too. It's hard to get an idea of scale form the pic but I was almost thinking they look too small to be anything else. Did you, by any chance, try to press on the bubbles with your thumbnail or anything?
I did, they are hard, but it's epoxy and the temperature was about 10f, so it may not tell me anything.

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The blisters are in the barrier coat, not a good circumstance. At the very least the barrier coat should be removed and redone, a messy, but not so expensive job. Before doing so someone needs to figure out why there's moisture under the barrier coat, the explanation to that condition could be a very expensive problem...
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The top picture is a stress fracture, caused by something big, heavy, etc., falling on or hitting the glass. They usually go all the way down. They can be repaired, but it's a pain.

The third picture is just the paint cracking, and the only worry you'd have is getting it all off to repaint. Awlgrip has a good test for testing whether the paint is really stuck onto the substrate or not. You can find it on their website.

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The top picture is a stress fracture, caused by something big, heavy, etc., falling on or hitting the glass. They usually go all the way down. They can be repaired, but it's a pain.

The third picture is just the paint cracking, and the only worry you'd have is getting it all off to repaint. Awlgrip has a good test for testing whether the paint is really stuck onto the substrate or not. You can find it on their website.

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I'm not talking about the cracking paint, that is obvious and easy to fix, I'm talking about the blisters.
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I'm not talking about the cracking paint, that is obvious and easy to fix, I'm talking about the blisters.
I'm thinking if they're hard it COULD just be that it's ice behind there. If you could get a hair dryer next to it and raise the temp of the area you would know for sure.. Otherwise I think the only way to be sure is hit it with an orbital
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The want $35,000 for a 15 year old boat that is 27' LOA... yeah right... they're on crack. The damage looks to be impact damage from hitting something.
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Blisters don't look too scary but what would make me cautious is the brown colour edging some of the cracks. Could just be pond scum, or it could be oozing styrene which is exactly that colour. Given time, styrene will dissolve in water and will seep out of the roving which, needless to say, is a bad thing.

Not sure where you are, but if that boat were here in Toronto I would not think it would be worth much more than $7,500.00. There are too many good boats out there going cheaply right now.
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Blisters don't look too scary but what would make me cautious is the brown colour edging some of the cracks. Could just be pond scum, or it could be oozing styrene which is exactly that colour. Given time, styrene will dissolve in water and will seep out of the roving which, needless to say, is a bad thing.

Not sure where you are, but if that boat were here in Toronto I would not think it would be worth much more than $7,500.00. There are too many good boats out there going cheaply right now.
The 270 is in Minnesota and is not worth my time to have shipped unless they take a ridiculously low offer from me. I only went to look at it because I was there visiting family.
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Sailormann, are there seriously mid 90's 26-28ft sailboats in Toronto for around $7500??
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Sailormann, are there seriously mid 90's 26-28ft sailboats in Toronto for around $7500??
I just had a look at the local buy/sell site: boat for sale
and it appears that there are few mid-90's boats for sale - Catalina, Hunter and MacGregor. Some of the MacGregors are in that price range. The Hunter and the Catalina are listed in the 20k's

My comment regarding the value is based on the apparent condition of the boat in the picture, coupled with what I read in the OP's narrative.

I think that after about 7 or 8 years the maintenance that a boat receives starts to become far more important than the actual age of the boat. By that time, there are some things that need tending to and some things that need replacing.

If that is taken care of properly, and a high level of maintenance is ongoing, the boat will hold its value and could even appreciate, however, the boat in the picture does not seem to have had much care. I think it would probably be closer to one of the boats found on this site - where $7,500.oo is considered a handsome sum:
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