I wouldn't say that's the opposite problem, that's the same as my
situation. Maybe you were referencing a couple of the other posts though
where they had the frame/door issue at the top/bottom edges.
My feeling is it doesn't indicate a serious issue, but you should check
bulkheads and rig just to be sure. I think it probably doesn't take much
flex to close the relatively tight tolerance gaps in bulkhead doorways
(~1/8"). Plus the bulkheads may not have been perfectly cut to the contour
of the hull to begin with. Wood is flexy. Not so much longitudinally
usually, but 1/8" over an 8' section is only 0.13% compression.
Deck-stepped masts can still have flex-related issues, and I'd think it's
harder to counteract the pressure on the deck than it is on the keel.
Welcome to the list! I think you're the first C&C I've heard of from
On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 10:18 AM, Matti Airas <mai...@iki.fi> wrote:
> Hi all,
> (Cheers, I'm new to the list - I got a 1980 C&C 36 a year ago in May and
> have been sailing and fixing/improving her since. Calling from Helsinki,
> It's kinda funny, I have an opposite problem. The V-berth door doesn't
> close when the shrouds are tightened, but that's because the door frame
> gets too narrow. The difference between having a deck-stepped and a
> keel-stepped mast, I reckon. :-)
> I've been wondering is that nothing to be concerned about or does that
> indicate an issue with the bulkheads? They shouldn't easily compress at
> all, anyway.
> On 10 August 2017 at 21:43, Patrick Davin via CnC-List <
> email@example.com> wrote:
>> I've had this (minor) issue over a year where we can't fully close the
>> v-berth door on our Landfall 38.
>> At first I thought it was just due to heat expansion of the wood in the
>> summer, but it started roughly after I tightened the main shrouds a couple
>> turns (due to masthead fall off in higher winds). And this winter when I
>> had the mast out for rerig I noticed the v-berth door closed fine.
>> Is this just normal flex for C&C's? Anyone else had this issue?
>> It's binding at the door jamb and the lower right half of the door. I
>> tried to check the bulkhead to hull and deck joints, but it's hard to
>> inspect those much since they're covered by a permanent liner.
>> Releasing backstay tension doesn't help. So I suspect it's the fwd lowers
>> or main shrouds that flex the hull the tiny amount needed to squeeze the
>> door frame. I double checked that the tie rods are adequately tensioned and
>> there's no upward inflexion of the deck at the U-bolts.
>> The only thing I can think to do would be to sand down the lower half of
>> the door edge and revarnish it.
>> 1984 C&C Landfall 38
>> Seattle, WA
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