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post #36 of Old 10-29-2013
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Re: How much deck over the cabin do I remove?

I am very familiar with Grampians and if the cabin trunk is wet around the grab rails mounts ( as per your photo of sitting water), I guarantee the entire trunk top is saturated with extensive balsa degradation (compost). Re-coring by a pro with the proper tools and experience would be at least 100hrs. labour for the inexperienced probably four times that much.

As to repairing from above or below ... have you ever tried to wall paper a ceiling ?
Resin soaked glass fiber is much heavier and not as stiff as wet paper.

You will never recoup the expense of a repair like this. As long as the bulkhead supporting the mast step and the shroud chain plate knees are sound, consider it a disposable boat, go sail it and don't waste time or money on repairs

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Last edited by boatpoker; 10-29-2013 at 11:10 PM.
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