Originally Posted by Linn Rudman
how can a new buyer find out if there is further (unknown) damage?
Would there be any way to tell? Thanks...
One way to tell if there's been damage is to see if there's fiberglass patches where the resin used cured with a different color than the rest around it.
If you're looking at fiberglass, sometimes a bright light
behind it will show cracks through a structure. If not repaired, that could show areas where a little extra strength could be used but not the end of the world. I've at least heard of the light
method used on old boats, but I think they were not painted (bare glass on both sides).
Fiberglass repairs, when done right can be just as strong as the original structure.