The aft bulkhead of my engine
room (it is a center cockpit) is where the bilge pump
pump, freshwater pump and accumulator tank are mounted, It appears that, during construction, a layer of wood (im not sure if it is marine
plywood) the same meaurements as the bulkhead was screwed onto the glaased in bulkhead. All of the equipment
is actually bolted to this "sacrificial" bulkhead. Sandwiched bewteen the rear bulkhead and this sacrificial piece is a layer of material I can't identify. I can only feel the edge of it but it isn't wood. It gives like foam but doesn't feel like foam. I suppose it could be a foam with large granules. It does sort of have that feel. I initially thought it was particle board but I'm pretty sure that isn't the case.
It appears to be a sheet of some sort of sound insulation
or vibration dampening material. I need to rearrange the systems in the bulkhead and want to replace this stuff with something that doesnt retain water
. Some of the edges of this layer are damp so while Ive got all the systems off the bulkhead it seems to be a good time to replace it.
Anyone know what this might be from a mid 80s era construction? Sorry, no picture...can't get an angle to get one.
It is a Brewer 12.8 built by Ft. Myers.