I'm currently considering buying a '94 Tiki 26 in need of a lot of love (but a cheap purchase...). The boat will be my first real boat restoration project.
I am however worried about the state of the crossbeams. They seem to have small cracks running along what I suppose are the joints in the underlying wood. Not knowing exactly how the crossbeams are build, I have a hard time figuring out, whether the cracks have actually endagered the structural integrety of the crossbeams? Or is it simply a question of repearing the existing beams? I have attached photos and would be very glad if anyone would take a look at them.
If the crossbeams needs to by replaced how hard and expensive are they to build yourself? Do anyone know of a professional builder in Denmark / Sweden / North Germany who could otherwise do the job?