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When I purchased my 33 mk2 (1990) just over 2 years ago, my surveyor paid particular attention to check for this. The boat passed with flying colours.
I subsequently found out that I had a serious leak through the davit fixings which were bolted through the aft deck. I believe that these must have been retro fitted. On inspection, no backing plate had been fitted so the bolts were pulling through the unreinforced deck. I had to remove them, make good the deck, redrill the holes, fit back plates and replace the davits. Now leak free!
My deck fortunately had not lifted. I don’t think that davits had had much use. I did, however, discover that although at first glance it appeared that the headlining could be easily removed, the panels nearest the hull were fixed behind the curtain pelmet. Luckily I have small hands!