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myback posted 08-18-2002 09:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for myback   Send Email to myback  
I have cut out a 4'X 8' out of the floor and found all of the wood is rotten inside. what can I use to replace the wood with that won't rot. Also I have to pull alot of foam out. What should I use to replace that??? Thanks for you help
JBCornwell posted 08-18-2002 11:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
What boat are you working on, Myback?

You could use Whaleboard, It can never rot and it hods machine screws well, but it costs a ton.

The simple solution is to use exterior grade or marine grade plywood and never leave a screw hole open and unsealed.

Good luck.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

myback posted 08-19-2002 08:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for myback  Send Email to myback     
I am working on a 62 16 1/2 ft whaler.
myback posted 08-19-2002 08:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for myback  Send Email to myback     
Any ideas on the foam replacement I should use? Expanding?
dreid posted 08-19-2002 11:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for dreid  Send Email to dreid     
I've seen one fellow replace the under-side deck liner of his 18' with 3/4" marine plywood then glass that over with one layer of matt and resin, all around. Seemed like a permanent fix, allowing he keeps future holes well sealed.

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