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  1. Wet balsa core

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I recently took a chance on a Reliance 44 with a couple of issues. The issue here that I'm seeking advice on is the wet/delaminated balsa core. The photo shows one area (about 5 -7 ft2) on the starboard deck that was definitely delaminated. Another area of about 20 ft2 is around the windlass at...
  2. Reliance 44 chainplate replacement

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I'm looking at purchasing a Reliance 44 (ketch) and the survey revealed that all the chainplates are heavily corroded. Because the Reliance has upper and lower chainplate sections - the lower being glassed in the hull, it makes labor the major factor in replacing. This would also require some...