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I like pigslo's math but he may have lucked out. A professional yard can't rely on luck. Gelcoat may craze after 20 years just because it was sprayed on too thick and mixed a little wrong, and it is more brittle than the FRP under it. After enough years, it crazes. If you paint over that, and it hasn't STOPPED crazing....Well, if you saved $9500 you won't be too upset. But if you spent $10k at the yard, you're gonna go back for blood, and they're not going to be very happy to give it.
Sometimes both "answers" are right, even when they conflict.
'course, if it crazes you could just paint it Gaitor Green and put two big eyes up at the bow.