I am refitting a SoutherCross 31. I found delamination
in the bilge
... the fiberglass
that covers the ballast/keel inside the boat
shows cracks where I think water
found its way through and created the delamination
issue. I dont think it is very bad but needs to be fixed. See attached picture. I removed the cabin
floor and what you see in the pic is the fiberglass water
tank that is glassed to the hull
(see red dots in the attached pic). Under that tank there is few inches of space (to let the water flow from bow to stern where the bilge pump
is) and then the fiberglass that cover the ballast in the keel
. By looking under the tank from where the red arrow shows I found the delamination that I mentioned before.
plan is to remove the tank and re-glass the bilge
. This is going to be a big nasty task but I dont see how I can get around it without removing the water tank. oh and BTW right aft the water tank there is a smaller diesel
tank, also glassed to the hull
that I will probably have to remove too.