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Rotting Bulkhead - AGGGHHHH
Every time I go to my boat to do some work, I end up finding more little projects. To date, nothing I cannot handle in stride. However, tjis morning I was pulling out some trim around the bulkhead and noticed there is some soft wood in the corner of the bulkhead, right by where the chainplate is mounted. Is it possible to inject epoxy into the bulkhead like is done on a deck?
If injecting epoxy is not an option, am I totally forced to rip this out and redo the bulkhead? How much work would that be? From What I can tell, remove the chain plate, saw off where the bulkhead attaches on the floor and side of the hull, re-epoxy/glass a new piece of plywood into place and re-attach the chainplate. Am I being naive here?
Hey, either way it has to be done, just a little frustrating coming across another multiple hour project. (Don't tell anyone, but I am having the time of my life redoing this old boat! I have learned an absolute ton in the last 6 weeks about sailboat repair.)