While fixing the bubble area on the pilot house roof I noticed a soft soft where the chain plate
for the starboard split back stay attaches. Cut out area and found extensive rot
of the 3/16 balsa core
, very wet
Removed all the wet core and replaced with a piece of plywood
epoxied in place. The area around the chain play is solid epoxy
all around now .
The area around the port side back stay chain plate
appeared sound but I just new water
had to have gotten inside the core so I opened it up . Found wet core and rot. Fixed up same as starboard side
There was one more large bubble on the roof. Cut it out, sanded dry core and fiberglass
piece and epoxied back in place, less than a hour to fix.
I did go back and fill all the screw holes. I need to grind the joints and fiberglass with fiberglass tape and epoxy
to . Then grind flat. Ordered a boat buck load of Tuff coat marine
. Non skid deck material. This should make all the repairs
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