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Old 05-26-2016, 09:56 AM
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205 with fiberglass concerns

Have been looking at a 205 that had some dock damage on the transom and was re-gel coated on both sides at the tie down anchors.

Also pointed out some stress cracks near the windshield.

Just pass?
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:05 AM
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I don't think the cracks around the windshield is a big deal, mine has them. Usually from bumping a dock too hard. The transom will be fine as long as the repairs were done correctly. May want to go through the trouble of removing the gas tank to see from the inside. Only takes a few minutes. You might luck up and be able to buff that gel to match a little better...?
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:08 AM
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Yes, the owner says that he tries to buff it out regularly which helps the paint to match.

Seems somewhat of a cheesy way to fix the gel coat. With a car they'll paint the whole panel to avoid mismatch as much as possible.
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:10 AM
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Transom discoloration is a bummer... I'm with Paco on the windshields stress cracks, very very common on the 205s


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Old 05-26-2016, 11:36 AM
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Mine has them, mainly around the aftermarket tower mounts and the observer seat. But I honestly think the cost and frustration of getting them fixed and maybe coming back greatly outweigh just leaving them be. I have also noticed that the only person who cares about the cracks are the owner and the possible buyer who's trying to get the price down. Everyone else is just happy to be on a boat and probably will not notice they are there.


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Old 05-26-2016, 11:53 AM
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Stress cracks Xstar 2001

I spent the summer of 2015 searching why my boat had stress cracks, even under the hull, after buying my 2001 Xstar. I know nothing about boats and was really worried about them. My hull is white and was acid washed, so there is no way I could have seen them at the purchase. They showed up more after using the boat for a few weeks when the hull started getting dirty with lake water. After spending many hours with boat surveyors, insurance company, specialised fiberglass/gelcoat repair people ..... The conclusion is that its just part of the boat life. Great and lucky if you don't have any, not a big deal if you have some. Will it get worse ? NO - Will it make your gelcoat delaminate ? NO - Will your boat take water because of it ? NO - Like previously said its just a reason to try and knock off a few bucks when negotiating. Obviously the dealership did not make it a point to educated me on this, and my first land surveyor missed them completely. The gelcoat repair specialist told me a story of a guy buying a brand new boat and in the first year, stress cracks appeared. He had them repaired by the manufacturer under warranty for the boat to crack again the next year. In the end its only esthetics
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:17 PM
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the cracks above and below the rub rails are concerning
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:39 PM
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Mine has them, mainly around the aftermarket tower mounts and the observer seat. But I honestly think the cost and frustration of getting them fixed and maybe coming back greatly outweigh just leaving them be. I have also noticed that the only person who cares about the cracks are the owner and the possible buyer who's trying to get the price down. Everyone else is just happy to be on a boat and probably will not notice they are there.


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Old 05-26-2016, 12:45 PM
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"the cracks above and below the rub rails are concerning".

But you don't see the cracks in the photo's concerning?
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:51 PM
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"the cracks above and below the rub rails are concerning".

But you don't see the cracks in the photo's concerning?
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