I am new to this forum but have found a wealth of information over the years as a snooping guest. I have recently bought a Beneteau
473. She has 2 cracks on the teak
cap under the cleats
. While I was shopping for my boat
I came accross several 473 which had the same problem.I am currently in France
and inspected at least a dozen 473 and none of them has this problem. I seems that the US production had a problem. In all likelyhood the hole to insert the cleats
bolts have been drilled too smal and do not allow any play. Has anybody encountered the same problem and how did you resolve it?