So with all these posts what have we learned?
A N46 fell in a yard and shoved its aftermarket stabilizer fin/post through the hull, the hull is claimed by some to be " too thin " and the laminate dry.
I have seen in the past, fiberglass loaded to the failure point that the resin shatters and the cloth is left very flexible and it leaves a torn failure point.. which is what it appears to have happened here.
Was this hull fitted with the stabilizers at the factory or added later and more to the point not adequately built up to handle the point load associated with the stabilizers?.. would it of mattered if it had heavier scantlings anyway?.
No mfg. out there engineers a hull to take a drop load of that type.
Have any of the Nordhavn's had a hull failure, serious cracking/crazing, movement of interior furnishing/bulkheads in all of the blue water miles accumulated by these boats?
My guess is the Mfg. engineered or made assumptions ... at the layup of the glass for their hulls when they started production and made them strong enough to do the job intended. You can always make a fiberglass hull thicker... it doesn't make it better for the job it is designed to do.