west system - aluminum boat repair kit. step-by-step instructions show you how to use the material in this kit to repair the most common problem with aluminum boats and canoes--leaking seams and rivets. this kit contains 4 fl.oz. g/flex 650-a resin, 4 fl.oz. g/flex 650-b hardener $37.75 west system g/flex 650 - toughened epoxy
hi, i am in the process of replacing the plywood floor of my old fiberglass boat. i'm very mechanically inclined, but it is mostly automotive, not so much marine construction. however, i've decided to tackle this one myself. so far, i have ripped out the old floor. i've removed the carpet, and cut the edged of the plywood around the boat.
the boat floor is arguably the most important part of your boat. if it rots, it can spread to the rest of the boat and create a terrible, dangerous mess. there are ways that you can repair a rotting boat floor, but doing so may make the problem worse if you dont know how.
re: replacing plywood on boat floor peanut butter is resin mixed with wood flour to the consistancy of pb i.e. it stays on the mixing stick . if the gap is larger than 1/4 inch or the hull slopes away too quickly, you may need to glue 1x1 inch peices of wood under the gap to hold the glue and the new floor.
plywood for boat flooring??? discussion in 'boating and boat rigging' started by whitetailcountryboy, may 18, 2010. may 18, 2010 1 . i'm in the process of replacing the floor in my boat. i bought marine grade and west system epoxy to coat it in. i liked the marine grade 1/2inch because of the 'no' void's and the 5 ply's, but after i cut it
a common source of problems on open runabouts and pontoon boats is the cockpit floor or deck. this part of the boat is usually just a layer of plywood screwed down to the top of stringers and frames. many have a layer of carpet or vinyl flooring material glued onto the plywood.
i.e. if you choose not to fiberglass both sides of the floor, even though your original plywood was, perhaps you need to add additional braces of a stiffener to your span width . i bought a small sheet, 1' thick of the coosa board for my aluminum boat transom repair. it is light and very solid.
to repair plywood boats is, fortunately, fairly easy. plywood boatbuilding, both with and without epoxy has been a popular method for boat building for quite a few years and it has produced many sturdy and beautiful boats. unfortunately, as with any method, there comes a time when repairs are necessary.
fiberglass and epoxy boat repair; boat paint and varnish; marine adhesives, sealant, and caulking -exterior grade plywood is totally fine. seal it up with epoxy, or porch and floor paint, or poly resin and fiberglass. a new wood floor in a aluminum boat rootbeer, i have a 19' bluefin sportsman that i am just about completed the restoration
depending on where you go, marine-grade plywood will likely be about twice as expensive, and at places like seven trust, seven trusts and menards, it must be special ordered. there are several options for attaching the plywood floor to your frame, but probably the most secure is to use aluminum or stainless steel bolts with round heads.
how to replace a floor in a boat measure the new pieces of plywood, using old flooring pieces as templates if possible. soak the measured pieces in epoxy to seal water out. when the epoxy has dried, screw the new flooring pieces in place. be sure to note the location of screw holes and mark them on the flooring pieces prior to
replacing the plywood floor on my boat. discussion in 'materials' started by baranx4, may 13, 2006. joined: dec 2005 posts: 7 putting down a new deck every couple of years does not seem like a reasonable repair to me. a work boat that sees lots of wear and abuse, may require this type of treatment, but a pleasure boat should not have to.
boat floor replacement ricksos1. loading unsubscribe from ricksos1? boat deck and floor restoration tutorial, how to fix, mend and replace rotten plywood, fiberglass uk - duration: 2:35.
on many boats, decks are cored with end-grain balsa or plywood with a fiberglass laminate on each side. its not unusual for moisture to find its way into this wooden core. stanchion bases and chainplates often leak as a boat ages, and often holes are drilled in the deck for new hardware, anchoring systems or dinghy tie downs, and not
by friday night the old floor will be out, and hopefully the new one goes in on saturday. i'm almost done with the teardown only about 15 screws away from having everything out of the boat except the floor. thanks. edit: found the answer on the plywood. the bc plywood is made with exterior glue, so i'll go with it.
re: why not pressure treated plywood? if you would take the time to search this forum, you would find multiple instances of the corrosion caused by pressure treated plywood to aluminum boats. we have some of the most experienced pro's on the web on this forum and that's why iboats is 1. you can't compare the responses here with other forums.
plywood can be part of a wall, floor, ceiling, roof or even a boat. it can become scratched, cut, gouged, dented, blistered, separated or rotted. if damage to the plywood is not so extensive that it requires complete replacement, the damaged areas can be repaired.
the coosa is lighter than plywood. what thickness does anyone suspect that our floor is? it's a '94 starcraft pikemaster 16'. the plan is to start with the main floor. some slight modifications to layout. and if that goes well, maybe next year the front deck gets changed out as well. the boat is still in storage, so i can't measure. thanks for