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Old 01-03-2012, 23:00   #1
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Crack in Catamaran Bridge Deck

Aaaaaahhhhhhh I've just noticed a crack running across the bottom of the bridge deck of my privilege 39 about 1.5m back from the bow.

We'd been slamming into some big waves so I expect this is the cause. Or is there something more structural and sinister?

The compartment above the crack is just the anchor chain locker. Should I look at reinforcing the bottom of the compartment to make it stronger?

Is this something that needs to be fixed ASAP or can I get away with it for a few months of sailing?
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Old 01-03-2012, 23:59   #2
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Re: Crack in catamaran bridge deck

Do you know if it is just the gelcoat or does the crack goes into the glass?

If you donīt know the answer, you need to get out your grinder and go digging for the answer.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:02   #3
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Ok thanks
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Re: Crack in Catamaran Bridge Deck

Highly unlikely to be structural as it is a Privilege. Built like a brick s**thouse as we say here in the UK.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:47   #5
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Re: Crack in Catamaran Bridge Deck

Can you post a couple of pictures?? A closeup of the crack and a shot which shows where it is structurally.
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Re: Crack in Catamaran Bridge Deck

I think you better do some investigation. I have seen a P39 with a structural issue in that area. Even though they are built tough, things happen.
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Old 02-03-2012, 18:56   #7
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I'm away from the boat at the moment. When I get back in a couple of weeks I'll check it out and post a reply
Thanks for the advice!
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