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> I purchased the boat at a good price, the dealer was trying to move
> several solo boats because they were not moving due to the popularity of
> kayaks. While cleaning up the boat, and putting on a needed coat of wax, i
> noticed several small handling scratches, but what bothered me more were
> some spider like cracks. Crazing ?
> One of these was in an open area of the hull,
This will probably cause little problem
>the other two extending from under the aluminum gunwhales.
These will get bigger. They appear to be stress cracks caused by the gunwhales.
You get what you pay for.
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