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Re: Stress Cracking, The "Crealock cracks".
My 1982 Crealock 37 does not have these Crealock cracks, perhaps the owners of the company in the early 1990s a Japanese group I believe, tried to save some money on their fiberglass layups.Those were trying times for the boat building industry and some shortcuts were taken by many builders.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy many structural defects and shoddy workmanship have become very evident.In my boatyard alone many late model boats from major builders have been declared total losses as they literally came apart at the seams or had keels fall off and these boats were on the hard when the storm hit.Same boatyard,same storm,NiftyNickers had some cosmetic damage and a bent rudder shaft.
Best of luck,
Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers C37 #139