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Old 16-01-2021, 18:53   #1
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Bulk heads

Just finished a crossing from Panama to Florida. Our bulkheads in both forward cabins were crushed forcing the bulkhead down and splitting the wood frame that enters the bunk. The part of the bulkhead that attaches to the top of the boat has been crushed.
Anyone else with this experience?
Itís not difficult to fix Iím just curious if this is common with leopards
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Old 16-01-2021, 19:06   #2
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Re: Bulk heads

"I'm under contract to purchase a 2006 Leopard 40. During the recent survey, the surveyor pointed out some moderate compression and cracking around the bulkheads. Some of wood trim was bulging out above the doors and the paneling was displaced by out 1/2 inch in places. Also, there are some places in the bilges and below the galley sink where the fiberglass tabbing shows minor cracks in key stress points.

He explained that this is not uncommon in L40s, but that it was a potentially serious issue. He also mentioned that R&C has a recommended fix for this which involves removing all of the paneling in the bulkheads and beefing them up with additional fiberglass."

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Old 17-01-2021, 17:25   #3
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Re: Bulk heads

Have you had it since new?
Any chance this was previously a storm damaged boat?
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