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Old 05-22-2011
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Question Uneven Bilge

I have a C&C 32 and the bilge area is not flat. There are thick fiberglass "ribs" running the bilge that end up leaving little trays about 4 inches by 6 inches across and about 1/2 inch deep. There are 3 total. I wouldn't care, except that water stays trapped in each of these spots, leading to mold, ick, and goo due to the moisture.

I am thinking of leveling each of these trays (as well as several others that lead down to the bilge for the same reason) to allow for water to all end up in one spot. By my, very rough, calculations I would lose about 1-2 cups of volume in the bilge.

Anyone have an opinion about this?

If I were to fill in the these trays, as far as materials go, should I just use epoxy or polyester resin? Or should i use some sort of leveling bondo-type stuff?
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