USA-185. This boat was originally built as all GRP. Failure of the structure under the forstay fitting required
repair. David Gilliland chose to remove the GRP deck, build a new stronger internal structure and
install a plywood deck. David also cut hatches on each side of the centreboard pin and put a much
stronger structure to brace the hull against the stresses imposed by the centreboard. Presented
here are pictures taken to document the reconstruction process.

 

All photos by David Gilliland who was also the
boat rebuilder.

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Updated Monday 10 April, 2006 by
Gil Woolley