My name is Peter. Retired.
I want to buy an older (25-30 Years) glassfibre sailboat and after two to three years of use sell it, with the feeling I im not fooling the buyer.
Theoretically, when plastic ages, it should loose elasticity. On the long term it would shrink and develop cracks, become brittle, while the glassfibre may hold everything in place or break.
Has anybody experienced if this can be felt? Maybe heard, perhaps with groans or squeaking sounds?
Or does much else on the boat fail before the age of the glassfibre material becomes a question?
Thanks to whoever has some knowledge.