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Re: Cored deck soft spot repair

I have a soft-core/delaminated foredeck. Rather than pull all the hardware. andcut the good, top lamination; I'm going to do it from the inside. The pla n iS to use the. infusion/bagged vacuum system. The way my deck is "hatboxed" and raised 6 "or so, here's . 2"+ gap between the turn from vert into the hriz deck.. A couplen layeres of 1708 biax mat tack glued to the undersside of the (cleare- from-garbage) deck, lined with 6 mil bldrsplastic with a few intake and one.vac exhaust .. A couple of gallons of laminating resin and turn on the vac!

That's the plan; and I'm (ahem) stick in' to it!
The side decks are another feat of. engineering entirely!

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North East, MD
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