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I have had great results from my steel bungee, But I too have a "bought" aircraft. Built before the plans change that installs the doubler shown in Stans photo.
The area behind has cracked "imagine a line from front to rear passing thru the center of the hole". I have repaired and installed a similar doubler as shown above.
just a note to older airframes built to plans not using doubler (users must have had cracks before steel bungee design hence the reinforcement to area)
The doubler is part number 6B8-10 "Forward Gusset" on drawing 6-XB-13 of the CH601XL illustrated parts catalog.