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Author: Mike Bruzzone
Subject: Bulkhead cracks?
Info: (8760 views) Posted: Thursday 11-2-06 06:56:41 PM

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Hi: Dave:

The rig of you boat is compressing through the deck and warping the upper horizontal bridge of support.

The legs which hold up the horizontal support on the front side of the bulkhead may also be warping . . .and the bulkhead in plane can itself warp and buckle.

The first 30 boats all suffered this compression issue . . . where the legs of the support do not tranverse the flat plane of the V-berth all the way down to within an inch of the hull. Your's may or may not. Mine do now.

I had the horizontal wood pieces fore and aft removed, the vertical legs removed, new full length legs forward, partial legs aft.

Beefy'er timber was used on the Deperado's upgrade. Some people simply sandwiched the bulkhead with two pieces of marine plywood.

A jack is sometimes used to push the bulk head upstraight again prior to regluing the new beefy'er supports.

Mike

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:: I've got a small crack in my bulkhead. Anyone else seen
:: similar problems? I've got some ideas of how to fix it,
:: but want to see if anyone else has some prior experience
:: with this repair on these boats.
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:: Photos:
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:: http://static.flickr.com/104/287304605_7cb98f184e.jpg?v=0
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:: http://static.flickr.com/110/287304603_ea015a9031.jpg?v=0
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:: Thanks,
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:: Dave
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:: Attack From Mars

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