Re: Stringer/Floors rebuild - DIY
What would happen if this kind of eggcrate grid were added to a flexible-hulled boat with an interior liner?
Suppose someone took out the liner floor with a circular saw, reinforced the hull area with additional layers of fiberglass, installed a grid around the keel area from the mast aft to the engine compartment/cockpit bulkhead, and attached it to the interior liner. I have pondered doing this, with the addition of a bridgedeck to limit cockpit volume and water ingress to the cabin through the companionway.
Would this make a flexible-hulled boat more seaworthy, or merely transfer energy and stress out of the keel area to the edges of the eggcrate grill so the hull would experience greater stress in those areas?
If reinforcing a flexible hulled boat, would one have to start from scratch by removing the boat's entire liner, install complete bulkheads and grid?
Or is it a matter of a flexible-hulled boat best remains a flexible-hulled boat and a rigid-hulled boat best remains a rigid-hulled boat?
Last edited by jameswilson29; 12-26-2012 at 11:44 AM.