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1975 Reinell 27 cabin sole replacement

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I'm currently replacing the rotted plywood cabin sole in the main salon area.Upon removal of the old flooring which was glassed in on top but unsealed underneath, I noticed the floor stringer supports were not attached to the hull, only in the area of the keel bolt inspection hatch. I guess my questions are. Is this common construction practice? Is there a structural reason for not attaching the stringers to the hull? Would I be wrong to glass in new flooring supports including the area previously not attached? Sorry one more question. Does anyone have any info, specs,original layout, or any link to a resourse for information on my boat? 1975 Reinell 27 Cheetah. Ive owned the boat for 7 years and mostly day sailed the Puget sound but I would like to refit the vessel for more serious long term sailing. the original inboard and tanks had been removed before I bought the boat. Anythig would be a great help . Thanks
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No, that is not and never was standard practice.

Reinell had a rep pretty much equal to Bayliner for building crap.

Their market was essentially trailerable power boats - I think 30' was the biggest they ever built. They only tried to build sailboats for a few years after the 70's oil embargoes, for which fact we should all be thankful.

IMHO, forget refitting it and put your efforts & money into a better platform - practically anything out there will do in that regard.
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