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    1977 marlin taurus fiberglass cracks

    Hey i went and looked at a 77 marlin taurus jet boat with a ford 460. There were cracks in the gunnel on both sides were the driver and passanger seats are and also were the gunnel met the transom (see pictures). I know i could patch them with glass mat and resin but my concern is the structure of the boat and why it cracked in the first place in these locations. If someone on here with more experience with this stuff could give me their opinion, that would be appreciated. Also is there anything else to look out for on these boats relating to the hull?
    Thanks!!
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    Re: 1977 marlin taurus fiberglass cracks

    Run away
    FIVE HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE CUBIC INCHES BABY
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    t's a budget build, the grocery budget.

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    Re: 1977 marlin taurus fiberglass cracks

    It’s fixable if you have the time and money.
    It doesn't really matter whether you win or lose...
    as long as you look good doing it.

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    Re: 1977 marlin taurus fiberglass cracks

    Marlins are kind of cheep boats .

    Thin hulls ,quick and dirty build quality , bad engineering , abuse. Is why it cracked.

    Ckeck all the wood . Transom . stringers . seats extra .

    Most of the time it needs all that replaced.
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    77 Marlin Dolphin Ford 460 panther g450

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