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Bad crazing on a 10 year old boat?

I looked at a ten year old Beneteau that had bad crazing in all of it hatches. It's a fresh water boat that only sees 6 months of sun per year. Not to be a paranoidiac, but I can't help but think this may be a Florida boat being misrepresented. Can sun in Northern climes do that much damage in such a short time?
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Re: Bad crazing on a 10 year old boat?

Probably excharter from the Caribbean.

My windows are crazed (so is the owner) it really doesnt make a difference as they are not windows one looks out from i.e. its not a deck saloon, or pilot house.

I dont even notice the crazing on mine.

If its that important get a few dollars reduction and put in new hatches.... But they may leak, and after a few momths you wont notice them anyway

Perhaps what it does mean is hat you need to determain if the vendor is lying abput the boats history. If its excharter the engine hours may be 5,000 or more. Thats no problem as a good well maintained donk will last 20,000 but you sure woulndt be paying the same for an excharter boa as for a never charted boat.

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Re: Bad crazing on a 10 year old boat?

If the hatches are Lewmar then most likely what you are seeing is surface crazing (got a photo to confirm?). This is more common than it should be. The good news if it is the surface crazing problem then it it is cosmetic. There is a product out there (name escapes me at the moment but you can get it at Tap Plastics) that fills in the crazing and can be polished so the original clear is restored. I have the same problem on my year 2000 Lewmar hatches. Someday I will get to restoring the hatch lenses, but it is way, way down on my list.
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Re: Bad crazing on a 10 year old boat?

Yes, crazing starts at 10 years in MD, sometimes sooner. It's a matter of degree.

That does not mean they will fail soon. It may be very light. Additionally, replacing the plastic in a few years is not that difficult, whether DIY or sent off.

An ex-charter boat is also obvious by wear in the head and galley counters; the gel coat will have many small scratches, where as most day-sailed norther boats have only light use in these areas.
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Re: Bad crazing on a 10 year old boat?

Thank you for the great tips! I wonder if anyone ever disconnects or rolls back the hour meter.
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Re: Bad crazing on a 10 year old boat?

I just replaced the crazed Lewmar portlights in my 10 year old boat, I have in every boat I've owned. It's just cosmetic, but I'm OCD, the Lewmars are about $100 a lens, I found a NIB hatch for $200 at Minney's salvage. All the boats 8-10 years old had crazing on plastic hatches and portlights.
I don't think hour meter fraud is much of a problem, mostly only boats used in charter have excessive hours anyway.
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Re: Bad crazing on a 10 year old boat?

Replacing the lens on an aluminium hatch is a pretty simple job and costs less than $100 if you DIY. You only need a drill and a router.
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Re: Bad crazing on a 10 year old boat?

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Thank you for the great tips! I wonder if anyone ever disconnects or rolls back the hour meter.
That's a messed up thought. If someone had done that to your boat there's no point in worrying about it know.
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Re: Bad crazing on a 10 year old boat?

Not my boat. I'm just a bit paranoid after reading about Katrina boats being sold on the Canadian market.

http://www.pcmarinesurveys.com/Buyin...ndy%20boat.htm

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Re: Bad crazing on a 10 year old boat?

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That's a messed up thought. If someone had done that to your boat there's no point in worrying about it know.
In mine the hour meter was long ago disconnected...I was dumb enough to believe it when I bought the boat. I won't say what the meter read for the 13 year old motor, but I was real dumb. Not that I have any complaints about the yanmar, it's looks and runs great.
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