Squeaky deck

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by formerWAflyfisher, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. formerWAflyfisher

    formerWAflyfisher Well-Known Member

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    I have a dolphin renegade with a squeaky front deck. It is starting to drive me nuts.  Its fine as long as you are on the casting platform but if you step down Creeaak!!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: 

    What can I do to fix this, is it as simple as adding some layers of glass to the underside of the deck?  I am pretty sure it is not coming from the hatch.  I think it is coming from the actual deck flexing against the hatch.  If I reinforce the deck should I add some sort of framing and glass over it.  If so then how many layers of fiberglass?  Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

       
     
  2. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Try to positively identify the squeak. Prop open the hatch and step down and see what happens.

    Maybe the hatch rubbing on the inside lip of the hatch? Rubber gasket- sprinkle with talc/baby powder.

    Reinforcing from the underside through a hatch opening is not a job fun.

    Try to positively find the area and then let us know.
     

  3. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    posting pictures helps too ;)
     
  4. oysterbreath

    oysterbreath Well-Known Member

    Noooooooooo, that's one of my favorite skiffs! You have ruined my perception of their near HB level construction!