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  1. Pearson
    I'm looking at a Pearson 323 that has a crack in the inner FG of the transom. It runs from top center of the circular inspection port to the top of the transom, then stops. There are stress cracks in the gelcoat across a wider area. Chainplate for backstay all looks good and so does the...
  2. Gear & Maintenance
    The companionway hatch cover on my Victoria 18 is cracked and needs repair. I believe the construction of the hatch, like the deck, is balsa-cored fiberglass. I'm looking for advice on material and technique for a strong repair. What weight of glass cloth? Do I replace the core? Etc.
  3. Gear & Maintenance
    A young friend just bought a Ericson 29 with an encapsulated keel. A surveyor (post purchase!) noticed a crack in the glass on top of the keel, in the second (forward) access hatch. He had a theory that maybe some water got in and froze making the crack, but admitted he didn't have a clue. Don't...
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