Originally Posted by chebba
The thing I am curious about before attempting to replace a sizable portion of deck core
is (plywood): The deck to hull
connection and the otherside connection. It seems this would be very important. I have no good drawings of this for my boat. any ideas?
Maybe start with what boat you have?
If by "the deck to hull connection" you mean the where the hull is joined to the deck then this area does not usually involve any core. There are a number of ways the hull and deck are joined.
Most common, a lip on the deck meets a lip on the hull. These matching lips could turn in or out. Some kind of caulk or adhesive
is filled between the two lips and they are joined with screws (not so good) or bolts (better). Some might further have a layer of fiberglass
Unless you are cutting open the deck to remove rotten core very close to the hull to deck joint this area will probably not be a concern. BUT, will totally depend on your boat.
Not sure what you mean by "otherside connection". Other side of what? Are you referring to the inner and outer fiberglass
skins connecting to a new core?