This is the after picture, the before pictures are below.

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This is a trimaran.  The damage is on the main hull bow.  As seen in this picture.   The damage was caused by a very steep launch ramp and my failure to release tension on the trailer cable attached to the padeye on the bow.  We need to have this repaired with a backing plate, preferably white oak.  The padeye is used primarily when anchoring and when holding the boat in place when launching and de-launching.  Other owners of this type of boat have given me instructions on how to avoid this damage happening in the future.  Further down you will see a picture with the padeye and the stainless steel bar that attaches to the boat.  The “top” of the bar needs to be bent at an angle that will allow attachment of the forestay so the holes must be exactly where they were originally.  The bar, now, is not properly bent because it was distored during the accident.  After the fiberglass and gel coat work is done, I will attach the bar and bent it as needed.

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The picture below shows how you access the damaged area inside the hull.  That’s a seven inch porthole.

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