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post #2 of Old 03-16-2009
Ornery Cuss
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Ive recently torn apart the whole mess and will try to post pictures for you. Its no small job but you'll find that the stringer "block" under the compression post is just some screwed together plywood and is rather suspect anyways so is a nice thing as far as piece of mind goes to take care of. Mine was a totally mush ball. So was the sole under all the filler they put on it. I replaced the compression post support block with a solid piece of 4x6 douglas fir, new plywood floor and now finished sole on top. My "teak and holly" which is really some sort of teak veneer over a polyester filler (about an eighth of an inch thick when new) was also dry and not much hinted at the rotten mess below. Not a warning to scare you but these boats were built with plywood that was not sealed so the sole is totally open to moisture intrusion. If a small section were cut away you could likely replace just the problem areas under the rig but would probably want to opt for a complete new teak and holly type covering so as to look uniform. Heres a few links to the whole ordeal: I was doing the whole boat over anyways so dont be alarmed at the amount of stuff being taken apart in pics. The boat now has all new stringers, sole, bulkheads, galley, berths, stove, some wiring and engine upgrades. Been a fun project so far. Enough for one winter though, time to go sailin' Im here if you have questions. Cheers. Brendan.



Soggy Post Block:

New Block:

New Stringers:

New Sole glassed

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