Originally Posted by Nos4r2
Does that mean that there are unsealed holes into the wood sandwiched between the layer of glass on the upper and lower surfaces of the deck?
Did Ribcraft fit the new seats, or have they seen it since and did you speak to the guy who saw it if they did?
No, no and no. But, the original seats that were removed still have the thru deck fittings, ie the there is no bare ply exposed even though there is a hole if that makes sense. I checked the ply very close for signs of de-lamination/rot (as I did around the anchor locker as this has come up on this forum as a potential RC area of weakness). None present but obviously I will seal them up asap.
The new seats are basically a locker glassed onto the deck with some revolting speedboat 'banquette' type miami vice carbuncle glued to the top. Locker looks good, seat is going on the bonfire.