(New) Old boat
Brand new member to the forum here. So I just got what I think is a pretty good deal on an old Maravia. I'm guessing late 1980's or early 1990's. Its a 14' self bailer that came with a nice trailer, 8 paddles, 8 pfd's and misc. straps and stuff. It's a yellow boat that has some sun fading but all the baffles are in tact, there are no leaks or patches, and all the valves work as they should. I paid $400 for the whole setup. My question is, should I be concerned about the sun fading or is it simply cosmetic? This is my first maravia and I've been told that they are sprayed with a urethane coating. Could/should I see about sending the boat to Maravia and have them spray a fresh coating to make it last longer or just be happy with the deal I got and rock it as is? Also, I use 303 on my aire. Should I use it on the Maravia too? Thanks all!