Monday, July 29, 2013

So.... There were bumper guards on the rear corners and prow of the gunnels attached by bolts and rivets. Pulled the bolts and water gushed out. "This can't be good" So I cut into the bottom of the gunnels (I repaired the tops earlier but never hit the wood. The tops are a cap over an inner core) and this is what I found:
Major rot.
Ripped it out.
And cleaned it up (Not pictured, but I sanded out all the wood remnants and vacuumed it out). So worried, I also drilled a few holes into the transom to check for rot..... I didn't find any. The question now is to replace the rotten wood with new wood and a couple layers of glass, or pour in some 2 part foam, shape and glass?

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