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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:03 pm 
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Hi, gang. I'm a newbie.

I'm looking at an '08 Getaway, and based on some other posts and some of my own observations, I'm concerned about hull cracks developing.

Should I listen to my common sense that's telling me that a 10+ y/o boat that has likely been stored outside (NJ, salt-water environment) is at higher risk of cracking? Possibly 'imminent' threat?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:39 pm 
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Age is one component, but salt air probably isn't an issue. Heat and cold cycles, exposure to UV, repetitive stress. A plastics engineer I am not, but plastic offgassing and brittle failure are usually associated with temperatures. I'd be less worried about a boat from NJ than FL provided the hulls were dry in the cold winters. A hull under a tarp with the boat disassembled will likely be more sound than one stored on the trailer and "ready to go".

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:59 am 
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I have a 2004 Getaway in Ohio that the hulls are all good. The boat is stored in the garage when not out sailing so I am sure that helps.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:08 pm 
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Thanks, gang.

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