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I have a Beneteau from the mid 80ís, I love my boat, but I donít love the way she creaks and groans in a seaway. Iíve owned the boat for six years, during the purchase survey no structure problems were found, the creaks were present then (I sometimes regret my decision to buy her Ė but she a dream to sail). The basic issue is over the years joints have become loss, the majority of the interior being screwed together, screws have loosened, etc. A pervious owner ran beads of silicon where bulkhead join the liner, etc.. in an attempt to solve the problem Ė I assume. I am thinking of undertaking a campaign to tighten things up. Pulling the interior apart piece by piece, up sizing screws, gluing joints, etc.. I am also thinking running a bead of epoxy around the bulkhead/liner joint to stop any movement there. My one concern is introducing hard spots in the hull, but I donít really think this will be an issue with the liner construction.
Thoughts, comments, down sides, have anyone done anything similar?