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Plywood knee rot question
The way our boat was blocked on the stands this winter has allowed water to drip in on the backstay's chain plate knee (it's sealed now). This knee is 90% encapsulated with fiberglass except two spots right were the dripping has been (past month). Unfortunately, this has soaked the wood in this area.
Would the marine plywood have any chance of still being OK if properly dried out, or will I have to cut this out and reglass in a new knee? I drilled a weep hole in the bottom, but not sure if I can do anything else without causing more damage.
How can I tell if this wood is rotten? I probed the area that I drilled with an awl, and it was hard, but wet.
1989 Sabre 34II Targa
Last edited by funjohnson; 12-01-2010 at 01:50 PM.