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Got a good bit done today! Now the front deck will be next and once everything is cleaned up I’ll start brainstorming for the new decks,gunnels etc
 

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Are u going to replace the plywood core in d floor? R did u check it n see if core is good? Boat is nearly 50 years old, I had a 1969 model like it. Was a great little hull. Good luck with ur build.
 

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100% yes.

Picture 2 shows drain channels along perimeter with a raised center. This does not match the hull contour.

This was covered in your other thread about this.
 

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Lightly grind the surface down in small area n view the material under chop strand glass in d flat area. U should view plywood laminated in. If it's not had water intrusion it might be ok, but if wet n spongy u know da drill.
 

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Cool boat.

You can drill a hole and pull the wood out of the drill bit too look at it, it'll give you a good idea if it's wet. Best not to go through the back layer of glass though, since it's hard to get a good seal on the back side with 5200/epoxy or whatever since you cant get a finger in there. I have done this on wood transom boats to get an idea of remaining life, but it was easier to seal because I could just lightly sand, then pump 5200 through the hole wipe flat on both sides and it's fine.
 

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I took a 5/16 paddle bit made sure that everything was clear around where I was going to drill,Made a few small holes in the floor,Took the shavings and put them on a piece of white copy paper let them sit for a few minutes once I took the shavings off I saw moisture spots on the paper,same for the transom
 
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Patch up what needs patchin, throw a kicker on it and fish it til’ she can’t go no mo!
 

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I think that’s what I plan on doing being that old of a boat I’d rather not just dump too much money into it
Sounds like time to splash d ole girl, lot of interest in the hull on this site. Higher tech today layup should come in at under 200# vs original weight of 300+#.
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I think that’s what I plan on doing being that old of a boat I’d rather not just dump too much money into it
Let me know before trashing it
 

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I took a 5/16 paddle bit made sure that everything was clear around where I was going to drill,Made a few small holes in the floor,Took the shavings and put them on a piece of white copy paper let them sit for a few minutes once I took the shavings off I saw moisture spots on the paper,same for the transom
Patch the holes and finish your build. If the floor showed no soft spots it will last several year.

Have at it, Finish the job, and have fun.
 

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Did u have a gap below the plywood core? Reson I ask is I had a similar situation n injected foam in void n used the hull four more years n sold her...
Well it doesn’t look like it but I still have to flip the hull and repair the bottom so If for some reason I can see a void should I fill it with 2 part foam?
 

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If u have no void u won't be able to repair with 2 part foam. With a void it will tighten a flexing area with foam displacing the void n stiffening area....
If it has a void n u r going to foam d area, remember to drill vent holes for expansion...
 
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