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Edward and Susan Crawford

A dockmate of mine also has a westsail(78) he has rot in his foredeck from about 3to4" aft of the sampson posts forward several drill holes through the the glass show no wood left. I have suggested he cut through the glass replace the wood and reglass using the pieces that were cut out. He wants to use a 3/4"plywood backing plus a piece of 3/8" 4"X16" piece of alum.then try to fill the area between the two pieces of glass with 5200,remove the sampson posts and use a cleat and feels it would be sound. It has the molded in riser it seems to be sound. I think this is unsafe with the compression loads on the bowsprit If anyone could give advice that would be helpful pro or con it would be appreciated The bulkhead at the anchor locker and the sampson posts also had rot.

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