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post #58 of Old 01-29-2013
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Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Thanks everyone for all the input on what could have been done to keep the interior dry. All good to know for the future. This morning I recieved a direct email from one of the founders of a major, well-known US yacht manufacturer! He wanted to let me know how much he enjoyed the book and he expressed his strong opinion that I (and the character Richard in the book) are correct: the hull-deck joint was the culprit, and the only solution was to have a crane lift the deck from the hull and re-bed properly. He agreed this was a huge undertaking and having it done to a 30+ year old boat in a Mexican boatyard was a highly dubious proposition.
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