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Re: SOS please help!! '72 Grampian 30'

I LOVE my grampian G30.... That said she needs some work, i don't have soft spots on the deck but i have begun replacing passive vents with solar vents and found the core to emm... SOAKING WET... well this kinda pissed me off considering im a newbie... I had to use a rasp to open up the hole to fit my 4" vent into it and went through 3 rasps for just two holes.... Not a big deal but its a big deal considering id like to keep the vessel for a few more years...

My project list for spring commissioning consists of this...

1. rebed leaky portlights
2. somehow clean foggy/hazy portlights
3. replace the core near my hatch ( Soaking wet and leaky )
4. rewire bilge & mast
5. repack stuffing box

that pretty much sums up what i "Need to do"

any advice in tackling this to do list would be of great help. I was thinking of replacing the core with expanding spray foam, making sure to have a hole to vent pressure to avoid ruining the fiberglass. seemed to be a quick fix and would get the job done. i dont really wanna have to use balsa wood but let me know what you think is best....

Does anyone know what size flax i need for the stuffing box???? i have a Universal 25 3cylinder... im pretty sure the driveshaft is original though....
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