2/27/04 Cabin top cutout

A portion of the damaged cabin top cut away to expose dark rotted core within (good balsa is light-coloured). The regular swelling and contraction of the wood handrails tends to break the seal between the rails and the deck, making them a prime trouble-spot. Water enters the holes for mounting bolts, then slowly works through the balsa core, rotting it and causing the deck to delaminate.

Note the cut lines for further excavation.

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