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David Ratusnik posted 06-04-2002 08:02 PM ET (US)   Profile for David Ratusnik   Send Email to David Ratusnik  
Last weekend noted a couple soft spots in my center floor board on the OR. From previous posts I take it that this is not uncommon in a 15+ year old Whaler. I scanned thru the OEM forum section looking for suppliers of the floor board. Found nothing- maybe just not looking the the proper place. I expect to replace the board in Jan/Feb. Does anyone know where this main center floor board may be purchased?? Thanks David
Tom W Clark posted 06-04-2002 09:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

Maybe I'm not following you. Are you talking about the Fuel Tank Cover? The OEM of that part is Boston Whaler. The part number is: 22341200

If you want them to make you one you will probably have to contact CGP (formerly CPD) but I'm not sure the 22' Guardian model they make now has the same interior molds.

There are several threads about repairing these parts. I believe the cover gets pulled up and the plywood peeled off the back and replaced then reglassed to seal it up and then reinstalled.

David Ratusnik posted 06-05-2002 04:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
Tom- The schematic I have has the identical part number you are referencing. #51 to 22341200. I guess my question is-- Is this main floor panel available OEM or in a repop form. As you indicate, the glass on top is just fine yet it is soft along the starboard side in 2 spots. Obviously, the plywood beneath is going south. A couple folks in the Port Canaveral/KSC area speak of rebuilding the wood as you indicate. This is possible. If I can purchase a new floor panel rather than rebuilding the one in the boat may this is the way to go. Are they available?? If not, I'll rebuild the one I have in the boat around the first of the year. I appreciate your thoughts. David
Tom W Clark posted 06-05-2002 09:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

Well, you could call Boston Whaler and ask but I suspect there are no old tank covers sitting on a shelf somewhere. This part is a pretty integral part of the boat and was made along with the boat. I know CGP has quoted a price to some FORUM members for building hatches for there Classic Whalers and I don't think it will be cheap for you even if they can do it.

I would think rebuilding might be a better option but I recall a few threads about this and it's not easy either.

I think JBCornwell got a quote from CGP for the anchor locker hatch and it was like $400. Seems like Larry Sherman and DIVE 1 have talked about their experiences with rebuilding. You might search the threads from the last year or so.

David Ratusnik posted 06-06-2002 07:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
Tom- Thanks for analysis. I will search the threads as you rec. I've been told that the labor to rebuild the underside is extensive and expensive which is why I thought maybe a new piece was the way to go. Rebuild it is. Thanks David
mtgone posted 06-12-2002 05:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for mtgone  Send Email to mtgone     

I have the same problem with a 83 18' Outrage. Please post any information you find on repairing the fuel tank deck cover.


reelescape1 posted 06-12-2002 07:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
David, I'm in the same shape with a rope locker door on my 22'. I'll probably rebuild it this winter if I don't step through it first!! Keep us posted!
David Ratusnik posted 06-12-2002 11:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
mt-reel-- I've studied the matter of fixing the 2 minor soft spots in my main gas cover floor plate. Tom has assisted as well as Whaler Customer Service- The molds are history (I guess) or at least they are not interested in repoping one panel. Moreover, I've spoken with several glass people and a rebuild is no big problem. It's about a ten hour job on a 22' with a T top. Obviously, the console plus wiring has to be R/R-ed. Labor to do the underside of the gas cover panel depends on extent of wood deterioration. I have made arrangements to have mine done after first of year during slow season for my mechanic. I may repower the boat as well, not certain yet. David

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