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    Re: Subfloor Rot :-(

    I found the same issue after I started cutting out the bad part of the floor. The floor is solid for the most part but I took a saw to a piece of loose glass (looks like a bad glass job from the factory) and found a 7 inch tall piece of plywood is completely rotten. I figure I will have to take the floor up,cut the upper portion of the glass and crap the rotten wood out. Clean with acetone and insert another 3/4 inch piece of ply and fill everything west West System Epoxy and slow cure hardener....Then wrap glass over the top.

    I will also be replacing the bulkhead just in front of the engine and glass in a couple PVC tubes cut in half for drainage.

    When the floor goes back down I has 2 6 inch inspection covers to install under the rear seat so I can check for excess water from time to time and vacuum it out...One on each side of the keel stringer.

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    Re: Subfloor Rot :-(

    Quick FYI
    Epoxy and fiber glass mat don't mix. Glass cloth is fine though.

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    Re: Subfloor Rot :-(

    Busy day at work but I'll try to get all the pics uploaded here as quickly as possible. They're pretty self-explanatory...

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    Re: Subfloor Rot :-(

    let the good times roll.
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    Re: Subfloor Rot :-(

    More rot in the rib...

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    Re: Subfloor Rot :-(

    Say "Hello" to my little friends...

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    Re: Subfloor Rot :-(

    Looks like good times other than the maggots.

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    Re: Subfloor Rot :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by wardjr View Post
    Looks like good times other than the maggots.
    Termites :(

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    Re: Subfloor Rot :-(

    Found a few more hours to continue grinding / sanding the old floor remnants. Turns out removing 40 years worth of other people's "fixes" is more difficult than initially thought! LOL! There are glue remnants from a previous carpet job, paint remnants from a previous deck job, resin overflow from a previous re-flooring job, etc, etc. The glue seems to be the biggest PITA because it was sprayed directly onto the inner hull fiber mat. It's all down in there. Don't want to remove too much and compromise hull thickness but to get it done I'll probably have to, then reinforce with a new layer of mat.

    I think I have the hull prep'd for new flooring but still have a ways to go in stripping the rest.

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    Cleaning all the fiberglass dust clogged the old filter on my shop vac almost immediately... LOL! Word to the wise: use a vacuum bag!
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    And for the "Kick Myself in the You Know Where" award of the day... while grinding, always know where the backside of the wheel is touching! Guess I'll be learning another new skill!
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    Re: Subfloor Rot :-(

    And of course none of this would be possible without the love and support of my main squeeze! She even suited up and got in there! She's a keeper!
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