I wanted to run the following situation and plan by everyone. I Just bought an Islander
Bahama 30 from 1984 that's in great condition. There is an issue with damaged veneer that was soaked by fresh water
and then began delaminating. The surveyor
said that the best way to fix it would be to pull up the damaged veneer and hit it with penetrating epoxy
to protect the boards. He thought that replacing the entire floor with veneer would be too expensive.
The first picture is the general area of the damage.
The veneer seems to be made out of two layers. The first is very thin teak
and cherry strips (already removed in the picture). Below that is a layer of thin plywood
that where exposed is very soft and brittle.
Question is: should I remove both the thin teak/cherry and the brittle wood
below it and then hit the structural sections with the penetrating epoxy
? Or can/should I hit the wood
below the thin teak/cheery with penetrating epoxy as well?
Also, to port of the really bad spot is another section where both layers are bowed up, away from the structural supports right next to the access panel to the bilge
Must that come up to? I was thinking about trying to inject epoxy into that space and then push it down back into place.
My aesthetic solution at this point is also included below. That's actually the grate over the shower
drain but they sell similar teak
bath mats online for $40 or so.
Short of ripping up the entire cabin sole
I don't know what else to do. Any advice