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Deck core the art of upside down












It took a while to get going but now that its above 50 deg F its going at a good pace
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that is really really incredible.

Q: Assuming you had sandwich: was the inner layer of fiberglass that bad off that you couldn't keep it as a base?
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On my J24 the inner skin is about TWICE as thick s the outer skin


On the Cal 29 the inner skin tapered so THIN at the edges (1 layer of cloth ) i felt i would have a hard time hold the hulls shape
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The rest of the forward area is preped










The 8" 16 grit disk is my new BEST friend and while it makes a hell of a mess it saves a huge amount of time and disk money

ONE 8" disk will remove more material than a dozen of any thing else and after peeling plywood there is a lot of poly resin and plywood skin to remove to get a clean surface
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for those who don't understand how little is holding up the 1/8" + thick inner skin







Well that's another 2' forward with about 5' left BUT now its gonna get trick as thees nothing flat left to hold the core
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This is greatly educational. Thank you for sharing these pictures
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This is the beam in the first picture and it was dry and in good condition SO i left a 3" flange all around it and drilled 6 holes that would pull it back into place and restore the original deck crown
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Houston the bow has been reached



A bit of plywood to hold up core as i am out of V-berth



And the bow has been reached
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These are great "in progress" pictures. Do you have any "before the saw" pix so that you will know what it should look like when you are done?
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That is about the best shot with beam which i had to drill aliment holes before removing it so the wood work would fit back in the same way
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