Would an older, (60's) unframed boat that has been sailed very gently throughout it's life, still retain a considerable reserve of flexure, or is the loss of such, purely a function of age?
Could an older boat that appears in fine shape be successfully reinforced with some framing?
Might smaller boats, with smaller panels be less prone to this fatigue?
S/V Old Shoes
1973 Pearson 30 #255