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Re: Rot in hull/deck joint - thoughts on necessity of reinforcement?
...So the question is this: With a weakened shear clamp mechanism on the stbd side, do you think that the boat will make it safely down the Pacific coast while we let the shear dry out for a later fix?...
If you mean down to Southern California, probably it will. Odds are much improved if the boat has decent ability to travel under power and you plan to use the engine extensively if necessary. Also if you go now, or yesterday, or several months from now.