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I'm the newish owner of an O'day 272. The boat came cheap after the Surveyer detected some moisture in the starboard chain plate.
After reading Don Casey's Hull and Deck Repair I got the impression that I just needed to pull, inspect and reseal the plates.
Now I'm thinking that I should add the additional steps of drying the core with a heat gun, cooling then flushing the area with accetone. Then (i think) I'll dig out about a half inch of the core and fill with thickened epoxy. reinstall, seal (Boat Life), ect.
Does this sound like an appropriate course of action?
What kind of damage to the plates indicates replacement
What exectly is the bulkhead? A local 272 owner asked me "how are your bulkheads?" Many of the 272 racers out here have these threaded rods bolted to the hull that attached to the chainplate via a SS turnbuckle.
Thanks for your comments,
Rich NYC/Eastern LI
PS Keep in mind that I need to keep this on the cheap