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Hi everyone, I have a glass-over-ply boat with stringers running under the cockpit floor to support it. One of the stringers was cracked, so yesterday I filled the crack with epoxy and went to screw it together. At that point, I learned that the screws I'd chosen were too big in diameter and have now split the stringer. I'm thinking of replacing it. It measures 661x45x20mm, but I can't see how it's attached to anything, so I'm not sure how to remove or replace it. I assume it's been screwed in somewhere, but there is nothing visible. The cockpit floor is in great shape, and all of the tutoria
Hi All! Inexperienced new owner here. I've got a keel-stepped mast on a GRP boat (Stratus 747). My forward hatch and the mast both leak a little (they're on the to-fix list), and the water coming in has softened the keelson enough that it is compressing/cracking around the base of the mast (right-top side of it in the pic is the worst of it). More experienced friends have had a look and so far no one is panicking, but we all agree it's a problem that needs fixing. An idea I'm liking a lot is adding a steel plate along the keelson to reinforce the wood and spread the load, but this woul