Last year I bought a wooden hulled GP14, and am planning to sail her this weekend on Bala lake.
However, over the winter some gaps have opened up between the side deck panels and the cockpit edges.
Do I need to fix these before sailing her? i.e. will the decking be permanently damaged if water gets into these gaps?
I don’t think one weekend will cause prolems, dirt is potentially more a problem than fresh water in that it may interfere with an eventual repair. If you want to take precations you could apply a strip of waterproof tape over the gap(s).