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  Old kayak
  Posted by: ppine on Mar-22-13 6:18 PM (EST)

I bought an old Sawyer Cruiser once for $25 that had been wrapped. It got me into the sport and I learned a lot about fiberglass repair. The boat performed fine for many years and I sold it for $400.

All fiberglass has a useful life that is shortened by exposure to UV light. Cracks or holes would not bother me, but soft spots, spongy feel, or flaking glass would suggest that its best days are over. You could add a layer of glass and epoxy over the whole boat and strengthen it, but it would be heavy. Only you can decide what level of risk you are willing to take. Offer the guy $150 after you point out all the problems.

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