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Come on now, my friend.
I tried three times to beat it. I cannot.
The last three times I took those chainplates out, I saw no cracking.
The only alternative is to tear the decks up and glass them, and even that may not solve it. Scuppers are another source. Cap rail is another. Sail track another.
The builder is supposed to have done all that for me, but didn't.
He even did me the huge service of welding my stainless water tank with chromium-depleted electrodes. Can you imagine?
Welcome to Tiawanese build quality, 1977 version.
New bonded teak decks (glued on, but thinner than original) are $20,000.
Glassing is about 1/3 of that, but I'd lose my decks.
You have to live with, sometimes.
I have tried to, but the internals are getting damp, too often, and I have little alternative but to duct the water away where it can do less harm.
Last edited by Rockter; 01-04-2012 at 09:33 PM.