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Cal 9.2 SilverSwan
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The first fiberglass composite boats were charting unknown territories in design requirements. The designers and builders followed traditional wooden thickness requirements and ended up with thick hulls and decks that made the boats much heavier than they needed. Traditionally they were solid core, compared to composite cored boats of today. Yes, the years of exposure have allowed the exterior to have taken a beating from the environment but even this is treatable. 2 part polyurethanes, like Perfection can be applied above the water-line to restore the topsides and hull. Below the waterline it can be stripped and checked for moisture content, allowed to dry if necessary prior to sealing and bottom paint application. There are many old early 60's boats that have been gutted and rebuilt by those that just love the lines and can't stand the classic ladies going to waste. Surf the internet if you have interest and you can find the stories of several restorations. It is not short from miraculous the transformations that have been done.
Is there an expected end of life? Yes, when to quit taking care of her.
 
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