Originally Posted by spinnaker
Yes the boat is stored outside over winter in a climate were freezing is common.
So, it is very possible that this damage is due to water intrusion and then freezing.. UGH...
I have not looked closely but judging by the construction of the rest of the boat, I would say it does not have a core.
Good, that simplifies the repairs quite a bit.
Would it be prudent to place the plates now, but repair the glass at the end of the season? It sure would be disappointing to have the boat laid up for a couple of weekends.
Without seeing photos, I wouldn't hazard a guess to whether plates would be sufficient to work for the season or not.
Should I have sealed those hair line cracks?
Cracking in a deck is never a good thing and repairing or filling them as soon as you see them is usually prudent.
I have never seen any specs on tuning the rigging so I just take a guess and I keep my shrouds fairly tight. Maybe too tight. Could this have caused some of the damage?
Yup... overtightened rigging is a common cause of damage on many boats. Keep your rigging at the recommended spec and if it loosens up, check to see what has changed before tightening it up too much more.
Or was damage just due to design and age? As I said above, originally the C-clamps were backed with simple washers.
That certainly contributed to the problem... should have had a backing block of some sort IMHO.
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