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New purchase / Questions on crazing

I am looking at a 272. It has a little MORE than crazing. Or is it?

Um,... I can't upload pictures as they won't go for anything over 98K,....

So I will try to describe it.

Essentially, there is a crack - more than crazing - that runs around the periphery of the bump that the hatch sits on. This is enough for water penetration.

Is this a typical issue? What is the cause and result?

Thanks.

I can email pix.

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Re: New purchase / Questions on crazing

First the "bump" would be the hatch coaming. The crack, probably caused by stress (twisting/weight) may or may not be just in the gelcoat. You will need to test it with a Dremel ( I use a 1/8 bull nosed (round end) carbide tile bit (round corners spread stress, square/sharp corners focus stress) if there is no "hairline crack in the substrate (fiberglass) it can be filled with thickened epoxy, sanded fair and painted. Cracks of this nature are quite common. If it is a more serious crack...it will need to be ground/dished out and built back up with layers of fiberglass cloth ( I prefer biaxial) and epoxy. Hope this helped as a primer...cheers!
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