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Old 02-27-2013
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Hull indent on P30, where uppers meet the hull

I have a 1974 Pearson P30. I noticed that there is a hull indent right where the upper stay meets the hull below the rub rail. Obviously I immediately loosend the uppers. On closer inspection, there are minor indents at the lowers too...and both sides...although you really have to search for it. The indent for the upper is significant...very visible because of the shiny hull.

So, I think the indent is caused by overtight rigging. The question is...is the damage permanent? Or can I just retune and be on my way?

The boat is in a cradle, on the hard. The winter temps went way below zero, and I think I should have relaxed the tension on the rig more.

Is there some way I can stiffen this area of hull?

Last edited by hamburking; 02-27-2013 at 11:25 AM. Reason: typos
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