|Sooo I the u- bolt holding the windward shroud ripped backing plate and all through the deck.|
|My American built RL24 outside shroud ripped through my deck along with the 6 in by 12 in aluminum backing plate.The PO attempted a cabin top core replacement which is now saturated.|
What should I do patch the hole in the deck and switch to hull mounted chain plates and record the cabin when absolutely necessary. OR, take the whole FG cabin off out to the flange and rebuild it with 3/8 marine plywood stringers and epoxy. I could make new cabin top flush with the gunnel and gain some comfort inside.
I'm a tall fat American trying to get the most out of this boat, or throwing in the towel.
I have repaired the keelbolt successfully last winter after a dramatic failure followed by the slow sad intrusion of lake water.
Any advice is apreciated.
|Re: Sooo I the u- bolt holding the windward shroud ripped backing plate and all through the deck.|
|I will be happy to post a picture. It is a US boat, has u-bolts instead of chainstay, so last winter when I fixed keel I put New standing rigging on and replaced u-bolts with heavier duty ones with aluminum play backing plates. Just glancing at it it did not appear the side decks near the hull(where u-bolts were placed originaly) were cored just looked like glass. I know the cabin top is cored and needs redone due to water intrusion. |
|Im considering taking the entire top deck off at deck hull joint|
|So my roof is definitely |
cored with wet rotten wood. Cabin top buckles little if I step on it 1 inch deflection with 300lb guy on it.I am considering removing entire top to repair sidedeck and cabintop recite at same time. I don't know how hard this will be. Side deck not cored but roof dripping black nasty rotten wood.