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Old 03-27-2009
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Question Chain Plate Bulkhead Repair

Hey everyone,

I posted this on AS as well I figure the more input the better.

So this weekend after I get the motor running I am going to carefully remove a chain plate teak plywood bulk head. I pulled all the trim off in the head side of the bulk and I didn't like the spongyness of the wood. My plan is to pull the bulkhead out and see if I can repair it using penetrating epoxy.
Here is my plan for repairs.

1) Cut and remove fiberglass tabs that hold bulkhead in.

2)once bulk head is out inspect entire bulkhead for dry rot.

3)every three inches or so drill a hole into bulkhead from the edge about 10inches into it.

4) inject penetraing epoxy into each hole.

5) let cure for a few days in the garage.

6) reinstall bulkhead using west system epoxy and glass.

I am open to suggestions if anyone has any input. I figure I should do this project while I have the entire interior torn apart.


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