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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?

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