Fiberglass crack on seat - SailNet Community
  • 1 Post By dixiedawg
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 02-18-2017 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Fiberglass crack on seat

Thinking about purchasing a 1985 Catalina Capri 22. Is this fiberglass crack on the cockpit seats something to be majorly concerned with?
Attached Thumbnails
David Fox is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 02-19-2017
Catalina 400 MKII
Scotty C-M's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Posts: 812
Thanks: 8
Thanked 72 Times in 68 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Re: Fiberglass crack on seat

Nope. Just fix it. ..That doesn't mean that there aren't other things to check out ...
Scotty C-M is online now  
post #3 of 5 Old 02-27-2017
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Orange Lake, FL
Posts: 122
Thanks: 9
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Re: Fiberglass crack on seat

Hard to tell, but it looks like the biggest problem is the PO's failed attempt(s) at repairing it.

It would be a VERY major concern while I was negotiating the price.
SailorMaggie likes this.

Last edited by dixiedawg; 02-27-2017 at 08:31 AM.
dixiedawg is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 02-27-2017
Senior Member
PhilCarlson's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 464
Thanks: 6
Thanked 37 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Re: Fiberglass crack on seat

Simple fix, but as dixiedawg said; a potential showstopper for the sale. Unless the price reflects the needed repair...
PhilCarlson is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 02-27-2017
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 1,277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 23 Times in 22 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Re: Fiberglass crack on seat

It looks more like a poorly prep'd paint job over a hasty patch.

Look at the underside, if it does not go all the way through, just scrape off the loose material and redo. If a crack is visible from the underside then it may be a bigger problem.

1970 Havsfidra 20 by Fisksatra
On the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA
Ulladh is offline  

capri , catalina , fiberglass

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread:
Posted By For Type Date
Fiberglass crack on seat - SailNet Community This thread Refback 02-18-2017 09:42 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crack in the headliner fiberglass? Švejk Sabre 2 07-05-2014 09:51 PM
seat cushions davemchine General Discussion (sailing related) 11 04-25-2012 08:21 PM
Crack in fiberglass skeg jameswilson29 Gear & Maintenance 3 12-16-2011 10:19 AM
Fiberglass Stress Crack in Sliding Cap dtallman Gear & Maintenance 1 12-09-2007 04:54 PM
Best tool for cutting fiberglass cockpit seat costaricanwannabe Gear & Maintenance 18 10-02-2007 08:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome