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Thanks for the advice, folks. I've invested in several of Don Casey's books, and have found them worth their weight in gold!
Sounds like replacing the staples with proper very short bolts/nuts may be the way we'll go. Should I try to address what appears to be stress fractures around the staple holes?
Also, I'm going to have to be a bit creative in replacing the rubrail. I may have to purchase a new rubrail, as the old one was in sad shape. It was held on by a plastic clip-apparatus that was also attached to the staples.
Do any of you have any experience removing an entire deck to recore? I'd like to recore some sections of the cabin sole, as they are quite soft in that area. I have no real usable access to the bilge to work from there (this is a small boat). If I have to recore from the top, I think it'll make more of an ugly mess than is necessary, but this may be the easier way in the long run. I posted about this a while back, and was warned by one sailor about "hull flex", but nothing was definitive.
Thanks again for the advice,
Last edited by ktaadnsail; 11-16-2008 at 09:17 PM.