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Seaward 25 construction

Jul 30, 2019
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Seaward 25 777 Fort St. James
I was reading this archived review of the Seaward 25 from 2003:


which is very complimentary about quality of materials, design and workmanship. But then again, when do you read a damning review of something by a publication that survives on advertising revenue?

Among other things the review states that:
"Deck hardware is tapped into 1/8″ aluminum plates bedded in the fiberglass lamination, which has been tested to 14,000 psi, Hake says. 'The aluminum has been tested to withstand 20,000 psi.' ”
Elsewhere I have read of concerns because, at least in the early years, there were no backing plates for deck hardware. I wonder when this change to embedded backplates might have occurred. Does anyone know the answer to this?
 

dmax

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Jul 29, 2018
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O'Day 35 Buzzards Bay
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