We have a 92' 17 Sport at our locale lake that is showing signs of something hitting the hull from the inside at the front crossbar and pushing out and it has cracked the gelcoat. It's the same on both sides, looking at the parts manual, I see a support bar that the striker goes through with the nut and think that may have something to do with it. I will be taking his boat apart later this week to find the cause and repair the damage.
This can't be the first time this has happened to a 17. He's not and aggressive sailor and rarely gets a hull out of the water. Does anyone have any knowledge on this you could share with me?