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I am looking at a Sundeck 42 for purchase. I notice that at the stern of the boat there is a color change in the gel coat. At both corners of the stern there is a change from white hull too not quite as white. This is the same on both Port and Starboard sides with a vertical zone marking the change of tone that goes from deck to waterline. Is this a normal thing in models from the 80s or has anyone any idea of what it means.
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Sorry no one responded sooner. Not sure what that is. I wonder if it thicker glass on the corners. What you decide with the 42?
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If the color change wraps around encompassing the entire transom as well, this would be indicative of a transom repair or replacement which in itself is not necessarily a negative, but a positive.
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