Originally Posted by Celestialsailor
area is finished...Still want to repair decks?
Must have taken you a beer
or two just to write that out! Great description of the process though. Couple of questions/observations??
If you were doing a 2X6 area on deck
it's almost a guarantee you're going to be cutting into non-skid. What's your approach to that? Enlarge the area to outside the non skid? I hear that getting the upper skin off core
that is still solid and well bonded is very difficult. I've never heard of a good way of fixing the non-skid to have a non-visible repair. Perhaps fill the non-skid flush on each side of the seams for a few inches? Fixing it from below is a possibility but I've heard that is like showering in a toxic gel and to be avoided at almost any cost.
Small voids in deck layup that are less than 20 sq. in. are really common in production boats. In my experience they can easily be fixed by injecting thickened epoxy
from above or below. After determining the area, I use two 1/4" holes at opposite sides, one for stuff in and one for stuff out when it's full. Put a small bung on the injection device to seal that hole as you're injecting it and when it comes out the other side it should be full.
Thanks again for the great description of the process.