Decked Out

The most glaring item on the to-do list is to fix the delaminated sections in the deck. The foredeck is a bit soft, and by soft I mean a trip forward feels like walking on a wet sponge. For those of you who haven’t clogged your brains with the minutia of fiberglass boat construction, the deck on most fiberglass boats is made of an upper and lower layer of fiberglass and a middle layer of balsa wood core. If the core gets wet, eventually the wood rots and the deck becomes soft. So far I’ve managed to cut off the top skin, chisel out the rotted core, glass up some holes I made in the process, lay in new core, and put a few layers of  glass on top of that.


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