Thanks, Richard. We are certainly finding the “built to a price” issues – but we’re pleased with the boat overall, especially her sailing ability and the accommodation. We knew there’d be issues, but our replacement list is rather longer than we’d hoped! Ho hum.
We’ll keep an eye on the fittings, and softwood dowels as well. Although the only time I had an through-hull issue with another boat, I found that a pair of underpants in a plastic bag was the best quick-fix until we were able to reach the marina!