Dufour Owners Association: new forum comment on Crack in Bulkhead

New comment from Peter Horwing

I got the same on my former Sun Fast 37, a crack in the woodwork, it was in sailing heavier upwind. That was due to the movement of the hull (which should be), however, the woodwork was too tight and was not able to move along. We got it fixed by a local yard but paid by Jeanneau.


Original Post by Craig and Janine Belling

Crack in Bulkhead

<p>We have a 2008 Dufour GL 525.<span style="font-size: 1.4em;">We have discovered a crack in the woodwork wall near the base of our forward cabin door below the floorboards.</span>  <span style="font-size: 1.4em;">We have had someone take a cursory look at it and it could be cosmetic or structural but is beyond their tools to investigate further.</span>  <span style="font-size: 1.4em;">Has anyone experienced something similar?</span>  <span style="font-size: 1.4em;">Dufour have not responded – does anyone have any responsive contacts or know a good surveyor and boatyard in Croatia, Greece or Italy?</span>  <span style="font-size: 1.4em;">We are currently in Montenegro-Croatia.</span></p>

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<p>There are quite a few boat builders in Preveza Greece, I have been reasonably impressed with Ionian Marine, after some poor work was undertaken at Cleopatras. I suggest you monitor the crack to ensure it is not growing.  If not, there is no point worrying about it until you haul out next, as any boat boat-builder will want to check the external hull in the area around the crack for damage/ delamination and also have a look at the grid liner.</p>
<p>I am heading up the Montenegro in July to collect and fit a new in-boom furler, if you know of any riggers up there, please let me know.</p>