Feb 10, 2012 . As things were drying out on the deck I read the West System Fiberglass Repair Manual cover to cover a couple times. I can't recommend this book enough, it's a minutely detailed guide on most any epoxy repair you might do on a boat, and it's free. (Find it here, usually. For some reason the link seems to..
The deck is ply over spotted gum beams. There is an area where a a repair has been previously been made and the ply coating (non slip deck paint) has been breached allowing fresh water to enter and rot the underlying ply (it's all spongy and water wells up when pushed). The previous repair was carried..
Dec 9, 2010 . Boat hulls and decks built with fiberglass skins sandwiched around a core are lighter and typically stronger than boats built with the same thickness of solid fiberglass. For this reason, sandwich core construction is a popular method of building fiberglass boats. However, water intrusion can rot wood cores or..
Aug 9, 2011 . I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (/editor)Eliminating deck rot - Ocean Navigator - March/April 201
2Feb 28, 2012 . Have you ever walked forward and heard an ominous creaking noise from the deck of your boat? . deck for water getting through drill holes holding deck gear in place. If the core is rotted you will need to repair it. . If the wood isn't rotted, it can be dried without having it rot. A second method is to tap on the..
with!! These are the basic steps that I used for my successful foredeck, port-side core repair job. 1. Strip the deck of hardware. Strip the boat inside . outboard side of the boat. The liner fell on me. I thought it'd be a pain to pull off. It was a perfect template for the plywood I'd later cut to replace the rotted with
How to repair plywood rot or delamination with marine ply, especially on the hull of a small boat
The traditional method of repairing core damage in fiberglass boats is to cut out and replace entire sections of the hull or deck. The dback to . The typical fiberglass deck or hull consists of a wood core (typically plywood or end grain Balsa wood) within a polyester resin fiberglass cloth encapsulation of both surfaces
Floor Replacement One of the most common areas of damage on fiberglass and pontoon boats is deteriorated or rotted-out cockpit/deck flooring. The reasons are obvious: water saturation through leaking glass laminate and plywood. Sometimes this can be repaired by treating the existing wood or by drilling access holes..
The floor or deck area would have to be replaced. But this repair can go beyond the floor and to the stringer system. Reason why is that some company's use big metal spikes to attach the floor to the stringer system, they rot out and the water travels down into the stringer and that starts to rot too. On the newer boats an..
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May 18, 2000 . This is a widespread problem that occurs in large number of boats that, when the boat gets on in years, can result in serious degradation of the hull structures. In the case of our Sea Ray . The plywood deck at left is rotting because of water weeping though the stinger, which is also rotted. There are several..
Dec 15, 2010 . How to fix fiberglass boats with core damage. . Before you cut the skin back to remove the rotted or delaminated core and allow access to lay in the fresh material, connect the test holes with a . Repairing the deck of this boat was done from inside the cabin because of the difficulties replicating non-skid
Jul 26, 2014 . Transoms not only support the weight of the motor, they maintain the shape of the boat, they are a mounting point for holdowns, towing eyes and other accessories. And, they must be able to let . Moisture penetrates the plywood core, leading to delamination and eventual rot. Moisture can also penetrate..
Epoxy wood / wooden Boat Hull Repair method using thickened marine epoxy examples. . Paul Oman, MS, MBA - Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc. - (floor epoxies, marine epoxies, underwater epoxies, repair epoxies). Member: NACE . "The Wet Dry 700 epoxy paste worked great for patching for the rotted dingy transom
Mar 5, 2017 . Given sufficient time and use it may be that the protective fibreglass layer becomes damaged allowing water to permeate the surface and begin to rot the underlying plywood. If the plywood is required structurally then this becomes a messy problem indeed as your floor begins to sag and rot through
Jul 29, 2014 . For small areas of rot, dry and inject epoxy. While this is a common method of wood stringer repair, it is not nearly as effective as replacing the damaged area with wood. Without removing the skin from the wood, it is often difficult to determine the extent of the rot. Also, the degree of penetration of the injected..
So now, my new non-skid deck replacement would have to include removing and replacing the bad core-on both sides of the boat, of course. . Also, according to the Forest Products Laboratory ratings of numerous wood species regarding rot resistance, balsa has the same rating as okoume and meranti: mildly resistant
I know of only two options, remove the first two layers of glass/ply and replace. I'm looking at removing approximately 4' down and across of the forward deck (shown in 2 pics where the tape measure is out on deck). Instead of replacing with 2 layers of marine ply and epoxy/glass I'm thinking of replacing..
Aug 25, 2016 . On many boats, decks are cored with end-grain balsa or plywood with a fiberglass laminate on each side. It's not . To remove the rot he broke it into smaller pieces with a chisel and then used his deck caulking reeving tools (which resemble bent screwdrivers) to clean out these scraps of rotten wood