There was a discussion about some common breaks in hulls at one point on here and I think the consensus was that putting some foam between the edges of the outfitting (like under the seat, center pillar) would actually make it less likely to crack because you are eliminating the contact of hard plastic on hard plastic and adding some padding in between. Damn, that was all one sentence. Sorry. I'd be interested to hear if anyone has any other experiences on the matter.
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