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The ad says "minor" cosmetic work

I have no clue, to me this looks really bad, like it may mean other issues are present or just a really maintence record exists. Could this be a simple glassing over job?

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Looks like gel coat chipping (cosmetic)

the darker stuff underneath looks like glass/resin. While cosmetic, there has to be an underlying reason for it. It should be investigated before regelling.

If you are considering this boat, think again.

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Looks like bad bondo patch job to me.
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nothing is ever "minor" on a boat, especially one for sale. if it was actually "minor" it would be fixed before placing an ad.
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I have no clue, to me this looks really bad, like it may mean other issues are present or just a really maintence record exists. Could this be a simple glassing over job?
It could be that water has got in through the gelcoat cracking in the sun.. but whatever caused it, you'll never get it looking any good by just glassing over - it'd be too obvious. You'd have to sand/scrape all the gelcoat off and hide it with wood seats or something similar.

Either way, it's fixable if there's nothing else wrong with the boat, but it's not a job for the faint-hearted...
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That amount of gelcoat chipping reflects a manufacturing defect. While the damage alone is not a big repair, to do so properly you should remove all the gelcoat on and around the seat and start over. What does the other one look like? Then you would then need to paint the seats and entire cockpit if you don't want to see the patched area. If you have this work done professionally, you will end up with what looks like a nicely patched cockpit. I personally wouldn't want to look at it every day. If you do it yourself, you will end up with a not-so-nicely patched cockpit.

Or you can buy some cocpit cushions that cover the area and go sailing. Calling this damage "minor cosmetic" damage is an understatement for sure, unless it just looks minor repative to the condition of the rest of the boat....
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<nothing is ever "minor" on a boat, especially one for sale. if it was actually "minor" it would be fixed before placing an ad. >

Good point brak! If I saw that on a boat, I'd be wondering where else is this same thing going on? Or where else was it going on but hidden?
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<nothing is ever "minor" on a boat, especially one for sale. if it was actually "minor" it would be fixed before placing an ad. >

Good point brak! If I saw that on a boat, I'd be wondering where else is this same thing going on? Or where else was it going on but hidden?
Yes, it is a good point... but to be fair - based on one photo of the upper deck - it's a bit difficult to jump to conclusions.

Yes, it looks pretty nasty and impossible to restore to original condition - but IMHO this sort of thing is pretty normal for a boat left uncovered in the sun for decades on end. Down below might be quite okay.. but that's a different thing entirely
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It could just be the spot the Admiral hit with the winch handle when the captain dodged.
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LOL, okay thanks, I am trying to learn a few things here and there and wanted some other opinions.

thanks a lot all.
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