Last year I built a Chesapeake 17 from plans and I'm very pleased with it. But after a week or two into expedition, I noticed that the deck started to delaminate on the sides. I could even see the light from inside the cockpit!!! So I duct-taped the joint from bow to stern for the rest of the expedition!
My guess is I probably rounded the joint between deck and hull too much... Or maybe my rolling-bevels were at the wrong angle and that put too much stress in the deck wood, being too curved?
Anyway, back home I decided to screw the deck into the sheer clamps because I was afraid it would pop up! Then I filled the cracks with peanut butter consistency epoxy and re-sanded and re-varnished everything... I had made the hypothesis that the wood would have "found its place" and wouldn't move anymore. Guess what, it cracked again. Now I'm a little bit desperate.
Does anyone have a solution for that?
Thanks a lot!