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Thread: Sea Wisdom: What happened out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    It looks to me like the steering box, the fiberglass one...the box itself is plenty strong enough. The box didn't fail, the attachment of box to deck failed.

    Do I have that right?
    The attachment between the box and the deck could be the weakest link here, which would be a shame as a design flaw. I'm waiting to hear back from the yard and the surveyor.

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    It's surprising that there were no mechanical fasteners.

    If you duplicate the metal "box" seen on the other boat, I'd go up a thickness on the material. While the SS plate on deck is impressive, I assume the box underneath is aluminum and it looks light, especially with its open end.
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    Last edited by BobJ; 07-16-2019 at 09:06 AM.

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    Wow... that's a beautiful solution! If that a custom fabrication, or something available from a manufacturer?
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