Originally Posted by Doodles
I'm sure it depends .... on how your boat was constructed.
But FWIW, for me she does easily pass the "does she look right test"
. and pretty with it
Back in 1960 was early days in fibreglass boats, so designers and builders still largely thinking in wood, and by modern standards that usually involved being massively overbuilt as well before the days of bang 'em out cheap
as possible (with the minimum of fibreglass or care involved) as don't have to last 10 let alone 50 years (which is probably the sort of vessel that the book was referring to).
Seems that some sisterships still around, to my mind that a strong indicator that nothing fundamentally wrong with either the deck join or the boat overall. I would also be very surprised if that deck was not solid (no core).....probably helps to account for the fact that she is still around after 52 years.