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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?
Alacrity, 1981 Tartan 33 #168