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Originally Posted by Sailormann View Post
I really think that you have a little too much time on your hands. The deck is going to flex because it is fibreglass and unsupported. If you were on a 35 foot boat with a lot of reinforcement there, then you might, and I say might, want to devote a few minutes to determining if there was any wetness inside.

However - kudos for taking the time to check it out - but I'm pretty sure you can find something a little more important to deal with...
Hehe! Yeah, you are probably right. I guess I'm probably a bit paranoid when I was poking around looking for trouble. There definitely is some delamination in that part, and found that when I tracked down a leak.

This is a view of the underside where you can see some pulling on the shroud. I did re-seat those this summer and the wood seemed sound, and I put a larger washer on those too.

....and this is a very rough illustration of the "thunking" rather than "pinging".

Then again, it's only going down 1/4 inch.
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