when my boat was lifted from its winter sleep in a midlands boat yard for its trip to its new home a series of stress cracks appeared about a third of the way down the port side.
I know that these wern't there before as it had been surveyed down in poole, I was present and very impressed with how thouroughly the hull was inspected. Over the winter the anti foul was completely striped back to gel, had 2 coats of epoxy and 3 coats of antifoul plus the hull had 3 coats of polish, so I would definately have noticed any blemish let alone a band of stress cracks just above the waterline about a meter long, did spot them while it was still in the slings.
the lift was a bought in crane to a canal boat yard, which is where we put her to do some winter work as we are in Birmingham and trips to the coast through the winter wern't that appealing. The same crane lifted her off the lorry when she arrived with no problem.
Made enquirys at the time and it appears that the crane driver is not at fault as it was lifted correctly,
The surveyor is not at fault as there is nothing evidntly wrong, all bulkheads are securley bonded etc.
The insurance wont cover it as it was not caused in an accident.
Given a whole winter working on her it was decided to put her in and use her for the season then get it rectified at the end of the season, as the cracks are above the water line and this year the boat has only been used inland on the broads.
Does anyone have any idea what could have caused the cracks in the first place and can anyone recommend someone to do the work up in Norfolk.?