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post #13 of Old 11-02-2009
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Balderdash, Balls and Urban myth......

Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
Make sure it is one of the optional BOLTED hull to deck joint boats and not the screwed and glued Whitby's!!
Sorry Cam I know this is an old post but I can't let it go. This rumor was started by Jack Hornor who was having an off day. To date us Whitby 42 folks have failed to kill it off, I'm considering sending it to myth busters.

All Whitby 42 have the hull to deck joint bolted. The two parts were stuck together with a mash of resin and fiberglass and rivets were used to hold them until it set up. After that the hulls were bolted with SS bolts every 6" or so. A quick peek over the port side fuel tank in the ER will dispel any lingering doubts.

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