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aft end structural reinforcement
My bilge blower has given up the ghost, but at the moment there's no way to get to it to replace it -- there's a 3/8" plywood wall that cuts off access. I'm wondering if any of you have this. If you do, it looks pretty insubstantial, so I'm wondering how important it is. The piece is glassed to the aft end of the cockpit; you can see it if you open the aft lazarette (or it was attached; the 1 ft piece of fiberglass has actually come unstuck). The plywood has lots of cutouts for electric and hose; at the ends it's cut to fit to the inside of the hull across the slightly upcurving part bottom before the more vertical topside & tumblehome. The glassing is also not so professional -- the standard of work, to put it kindly, doesn't rise to the level of the Pearson. So I'm thinking it might be some kind of a home-fix attempt to reinforce the hull when it's out of the water and on the stands; that part can be quite flexible, and in fact it's where the aft stands would be. Do any of you have something similar?