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Cockpit ceiling came down

Discussion in 'Luhrs Yacht' started by Rscriv, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. Rscriv

    Rscriv New Member

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    Anyone see this before. I had a winter cockpit cover made. A few weeks after it was up, it pulled down the ceiling over the cockpit. No snow or anything to weigh down the cover. It must have been a seam because it was a pretty clean break. I fixed it with West 610, now have to repair the crack with gelcoat

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  2. Beau

    Beau Senior Member

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    That's nasty. Might want to have a structural expert look at that?
  3. Rscriv

    Rscriv New Member

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    The structures that support the floor of the bridge are all intact. This was a thin piece of fiberglass attached to the bottom of these supports. Kind of like a sheetrock ceiling of a room.
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    chesapeake46 Senior Member

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    That is bad luck but it looks like the loose piece did not crack or pop the finish so ... a small win.
  5. Beau

    Beau Senior Member

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    But it failed under the pressure of the canvas/wind. I was thinking of the structural support for your cover., not the flybridge structure above. Just gluing it back up, imo, may not be the fix? Dunno. Using your analogy, if your sheet rock can't support that chandelier, you don't change the joists, or just replaster the sheetrock, you look at reinforcing the sheetrock ceiling or another point of fastening, no?
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  6. Bucksh0t

    Bucksh0t Member

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    Damage could have been worse I guess, glad you went to the boat when you did.