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Old 08-16-2012, 01:46 PM
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Looks like some shoddy body work. Lots of sand scratches and that stress crack that wasn't repaired properly.
Big question or deciding factor is how well is the paint adhering?
How long has it been painted?
If the paint is not peeling or de-laminating, I think the easiest and most economical would be to re-paint it.
Sand/repair the problem areas, scuff the rest of the boat and re-shoot it.
Is the bottom painted, or can you get away with the orig gel in the "hard to reach" areas, like the bottom of the hull and just repaint the hull sides and deck?

If painted correctly, it will be very durable and water resistant, just not as durable as gel coat.
Plus painting is something you can do yourself if you have a heated garage and are reasonably skilled. You could repaint the whole boat for less then $2k + labor if you have the big tools already.
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