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Old 21-05-2009, 22:30   #1
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Rotten Floor and Support Boards Heritage 36

I am new with this forum but have a Heritage West Indies 36 with damage to the flooring and the support boards the floor is supported by from rainwater during dry storage. at one time the entire floor had maybe 1/2 inch water before being discovered and removed. Since the water was not discovered 70% of the flooring will need replaced and the support boards. has anyone experience with this type or replacement. thanks in advance.
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Old 22-05-2009, 12:06   #2
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I am new with this forum but have a Heritage West Indies 36 with damage to the flooring and the support boards the floor is supported by from rainwater during dry storage. at one time the entire floor had maybe 1/2 inch water before being discovered and removed. Since the water was not discovered 70% of the flooring will need replaced and the support boards. has anyone experience with this type or replacement. thanks in advance.
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That's a good question. One option is to replace like with like, whatever that is. Another option is to update as you go along. For instance you could use something like nidacore. The weight savings should be fairly substantial.

As for the support boads, that is a bit trickier since there is more than one way so photos would be helpful.
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Maren, thanks I did download copy of the USCG wooden vessel repairs etc,has good advice. I have to open up more floloring to see how the supports are attached to the hull and the extend of wood decay.I will post progress as this is a major impact on my decision to proceed with negoiations on purchase of this vessel or pass and move on in search of the boat I want.
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It's your money, coastwatcher, and your choice. But with all the vessels on the market these days, there are bound to be better ones available without problems like these. Try to be patient, do your homework and search thoroughly. Your boat is out there somewhere - don't leave her at the altar just because you've had your head turned by some easy floozie with a life-threatening disease who can be had cheaply.

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Thank you, good advice I can work on about anything mechanical and electrical the West Indies has some good points but the extent of repairs is pushing my interest away from that boat. Being I am a pay as you go guy ( cash only transaction no loan planned for purchase) I am keeping with a budget for the purchase/project boat with open eyes and trying to not to make a choice on price alone where I spend all summer in the yard. I have looked at a 28 foot morgan and a 28 foot islander both modest in price with good points for each except i insist on having no gas inboard as main engine.
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Maren, thanks I did download copy of the USCG wooden vessel repairs etc,has good advice.
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Can I ask where you downloaded this?

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Their is a link here on this site from one of the members working with wood interiors, sorry but i forgot which one it was.
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Can I ask where you downloaded this?

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Go to USCG: NVIC 1990s and look for year 1995. Guidance on Inspection, Repair and Maintenance of Wooden Hulls is number 07-95 and is a downloadable pdf file.

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Go to USCG: NVIC 1990s and look for year 1995. Guidance on Inspection, Repair and Maintenance of Wooden Hulls is number 07-95 and is a downloadable pdf file.

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