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  I'm not mad, but I have a question
  Posted by: guideboatguy on Mar-21-13 11:22 PM (EST)
 

What calculations are you referring to? Based on the assumption that you want the anchors to be on a stiff part of the hull rather the floppy parts which will flex severely in response to very small amounts of force, what was incorrect? I'm open to the possibility that unexpected forms of failure might be possible when subjecting the stiff, more-curved parts of the structure to extreme force, but even g2d seems to acknowledge that this isn't a situation where such forces will be a concern, and interfering with the repair of collision damage wouldn't seem to be an issue in this case either. If you think, or even if Wenonah thinks, that anchoring to the floppy locations on the hull must surely be better, I'd love to see how that would turn out. I've seen a couple of lightweight canoes with such accessories installed, but at the time I didn't have a reason to remember where the tie-downs were placed, and no reason to ask the owner how happy he was with the job either.

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