I need to replace the floor in the head
of my boat
, a 1976 Irwin
38 aft cockpit
. The only thing I have is what appears to be 1/4 thick solid white plastic pieces that were probably assembled into a pan. No idea if original or not. They seem like 1/4 solid melamine? It's def not starboard and it is solid... no core
... and brittle. No idea if original or not. But I know I want something sturdier.
The pieces are all apart and removed, and I'm down to the inner hull
. In addition, the framing below the door is rotted and therefore disconnected from the hull
Questions: I assume the original floor was a fiberglas pan. Any other suggestions as to what the original might have been?
Suggestions for rebuilding? I'll need to tab the floor to patch and re-attach the door frame. Any experience with repairs
like that? The inner hull slopes quite a bit toward the sump/bilge end off the head
. Not sure if I should make the new floor/pan level or let it slope.
Any thoughts on leveling the slope with concrete and tiling the floor? Tile up the sides a couple inches over the wood
at the base of the bulkhead, vanity and lower door frame?
Finally, shower sump
or drain to bilge
? I prefer separate sump but I do not plan upon using the shower
so may allow to go into bilge
No pics yet, but will take some soon. Thanks folks!