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RobDimel posted 08-04-2001 09:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for RobDimel   Send Email to RobDimel  
I have been searching through the old threads regarding waviness to the hull sides. I have some waviness, but it's not horrible. I tapped on the hull with the handle of a large screwdriver, to see if i got any hollow sounds, and I did not. I did notice some minor difference in sound, in a couple areas, but I am not sure if it indicitave of a problem or not. Any thoughts?

I also pushed in on the hull, and did not find any soft spots. Can I assume that my hull is reasonably sound, and some minor waviness is to be expected?

LarrySherman posted 08-04-2001 09:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     
Rob, I used a rubber mallet, which I read was the proper tool in a old forum. I think the sound generated by the screwdrive will mislead you.

Every classic I look at, and since joining this forum thats a lot, has some waviness. With the mallet, you will hear voids/delaminiation if you have them.

Hope this helps. Larry

RobDimel posted 08-04-2001 10:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for RobDimel  Send Email to RobDimel     
Thanks, I will try a mallet. I guess I should also check for wetness in the foam too. Any suggestions? Perhaps a couple of small "test holes"?
LarrySherman posted 08-06-2001 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     
Rob, dont drill if you can avoid it! What model BW is it? If you have the brass thru-hull/draintubes, pull one of those to check, and while your at, replace them all.

If you decide to pull the tube, post again, and I'll tell you how to do it with minimal fuss.


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