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Old 10-25-2008
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boat sitting without bulkheads deformed?

First post, so here I go,

If a heavy displacement hull with a full keel and ballast and deck installed but no interior or bulkheads ever installed, sat for thirty years outside in fair weather on a wood cradle, could the hull change shape or deform?

Factory built and assembled solid GRP hull and plywood core deck, 38 foot, 27,000 lbs., 10,000 lbs. ballast.

If it could deform, how could I tell? Would it want to spread?
Would some movement matter?

All comments welcome, thanks
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