Cracks in topside
Hello, I'm new to this forum, but have been thinking about buying a used FS for quite some time. I'm currently considering one for sale that was built in the early 1980s. It's been dry sailed mostly, but for the past couple years it has occupied a slip on a lake (no salt water use).
One conern I have is some cracks in the topside of the boat. See photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/healey1/ The other is the owner has painted the underside with anti-fouling paint...not sure if this is a good or bad thing. Other than these potential issues the boat seems solid.
Should I be concerned about the cracks or paint? I'm planning to get a closer inspection soon, but may not be able to see the underside of the hull, although the owner claims no dents, delamination, etc.
Thanks in advance for any feedback on this,