false floor question

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by Birdfinger, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Birdfinger

    Birdfinger Well-Known Member

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    If I pour foam, level it and glass over it to make my false floor should I leave the keel area open for drainage or pour it solid and seal it up? There will be stringers for support so I'm not relying on the foam for all structural support the floor.
     
  2. Irwin1970

    Irwin1970 Well-Known Member

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    Not knowing what make of boat you have..... I would put in pvc pipe.
     

  3. Vertigo

    Vertigo Carpe Diem

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    Pour it solid. If there's no place for water to go, then there's no need to drain what isn't there. OTOH, you should have drains for all compartments that aren't filled solid.
     
  4. Irwin1970

    Irwin1970 Well-Known Member

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    If you run some pvc pipe down it, you can run wire for lights, radio, bilge pump, fish finder transducer wire...... maybe a 2nd. battery cables.... the list goes on. Use the largest size pvc pipe you can put in the "keel" area.
     
  5. Birdfinger

    Birdfinger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I'm doing the pvc down the center then pouring it solid. It is an old Gheenoe 13 lowside.
     
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