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IF the holes the fasteners went through weren't sealed, then water could have easily entered the laminate through the raw fiberglass, by wicking along the glass fibers there. Then small amounts of water freezing and thawing could have caused the damage to the gelcoat you're seeing.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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