Does anyone have any idea what the layup
/ construction might be for the knee supporting the chainplates on a 1979/1980 vintage Morgan
sailboat? The one I'm looking at had some long term water
penetration and the wood is completely rotten. Appears to be teak-faced marine plywood
. But I can't tell if the knee is entirely wood or if there might be a fiberglass
structural component under the rotted wood that I can't see. I'm limited to "non-destructive" inspection
at this point as I don't own the boat
Typically, a knee like this is glassed to the hull
, but looking at the hull/knee joint, it appears to simply be "glued" in place. My understanding is that Morgan's are pretty well built so I suspect there may be more structure that I'm not seeing.
Anyone know or can lend an educated guess?