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Old 24-02-2011, 17:43   #1
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How to Repair Water Damage in Hunter

Hello i recently purchased a hunter 25.5 sailboat the interior of the boat has water damage around all the wood about 5 inches up, and the floor has water damage and has a soft spot where its rotting away near the v berth. The floors im planning on ripping up al the floor its plywood and replacing it with teak wood. My question is this can i repair the wood other then the floor, like all the other wood, some type of wood epoxy?? or do i have to replace all of the wood? I will upload some pictures in a little bit to show you all the damage! Thanks everyone.
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Re: advice on repairing water damaged wood inside my hunter

If the damage is only cosmetic, you might get away with sanding and refinishing. If you have delaminated ply.... you got some sawin' to do!
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Re: advice on repairing water damaged wood inside my hunter

You're screwed! The solid pieces (trim, door frames etc) are salvageable, the ply is not. IF you want to, you could cover the bottom of the cabinets with some sort of overlay, but it would look just like what it was.... water damage! The load bearing (deck etc) wood needs to be replaced completely
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Re: advice on repairing water damaged wood inside my hunter

Is replacing the flooring something i would be able to do, i have a very experienced carpenter in the family that would help. Whats the best option rip up the plywood and lay teak planks?
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Re: advice on repairing water damaged wood inside my hunter

considering the price of teak planks this might be a very expensive option.

generaly ready faced teak vaneer ply wood is used for flooors,alternatively teak strips are glued to plywood for floors.

also you will probably find that you need to remove the sides on the seats and other vertical surfaces to be able to remove the floors,basically dismanteling the whole interiour.
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Re: advice on repairing water damaged wood inside my hunter

The flooring is easy, pull out the old pieces, buy some marine plywood with a teak and holly laminate http://www.islandwaterworld.com/brow...x8/4,8842.html (still not cheap though) on one side and use the old pieces as patterns to cut your new parts. The water damage on the sides, well, it's just not worth it. Hopefully you got the boat cheap because it's been sunk or filled up with water on the hard. Accept it for what it is, use it, have fun with it. It's a 25 foot hunter, don't try and turn it back into a new boat.
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