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Old 29-10-2017, 08:37   #16
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Re: Rotting stringers

It is a rib not sure on the wood just assumed it was balsa as everything else I've repaired has been balsa. It is supporting the floor of the cabin comparable to a joist in a house. I have removed the fridge above it and the icebox was just cut and left open looks like that is the culprit. I will have to close that in and glass. I am in Portland and the only place my boat fits are two yards both through personal experience I will never let near my boat again. There are few boat carpenters and the couple I have reached out to are flakey and have less experience than I do. I did go up to Bellingham for work so I talked to a competent yard up there. The rib runs the full width of my boat and the entire galley companionway and teak deck rest on this area not an option to "just replace it" I have since cut it off midship and am having a bracket fabricated to attach a new partial rib to the stringer. I could use recommendations on what type of epoxy to seal the cut rib and stringer still in place on the boat. Also to glass in the icebox with just marine plywood would be ok? Or would the epoxy not adhere to the treated wood?
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Oh and it's a CT
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Old 29-10-2017, 10:11   #18
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Re: Rotting stringers

Welcome back.

Any treated wood used in the repair should be marked KDAT; Kiln dried after treatment.
This will reduce the chances of twisting and warping and enhance your chances of adhesion. JMO

Also any cutting or drilling of the treated wood on the boat will put copper dust into your bilge, maybe you already know this.
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That wood almost looks like softwood to me and I'd bet that it is a previous crude, amateur patch job. I think you should rip it all out and do it over properly.

PS. it's a "frame". Ribs support the hull and follow the hull, frames support the cabin sole.
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...I'd bet that it is a previous crude, amateur patch job...
It's a CT.
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It's a CT.


Very true terra nova.
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