If anyone else has had this problem, hope our experience helps. In the Caribbean
473 has suffered from the teak
toerail splitting where the cleats
go through it, so we had to repair them recently.
The old aluminium spacers underneath the cleats
had corroded, expanded and that was the cause of the wood splitting. New delrin ones have been made to replace them and we hope this will cure the problem. It wasn't a difficult job but needed a clamp to hold the teak
together whilst the resin set.
There is more information on our website.