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LI Whaler posted 07-26-2001 06:59 AM ET (US)   Profile for LI Whaler   Send Email to LI Whaler  
I have a 1963 13' Sport. I purchased it fully restored last summer. The more I use it the more small cracks are appearing. My outboard repair shop says it's not a problem but I'm starting to get concerned. They are mostly on the horizontal surfaces except at the stern.
How do I determine if these are serious?
Bigshot posted 07-26-2001 09:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Wait till they get bigger? Did you buy it from the same guy saying do't worry about it? Hard to tell w/o pics. If it was a shongo resto, then who knows. If these are just spiders, don't worry about it. The old blues had some issues in the stern. No matter how good the repair job is, it will flex and cack paint at that stresspoint.

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