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Questions about closed cell foam panels and interior redesign..
I am presently working on a 76 Oday 22 and to put it bluntly I hate the interior.
I'm reasonably convinced that about 25% of the interior volume at least has been hogged up by a pallet full of cheap open cell foam, its taking up the whole space under the forward berth, one of the side berths and the entire area under the lower cockpit which is rather huge. I also have a floor which is starting to get soft in a few places, and blocks off a large gap on top of the keel that water can get into and then seep in around the keel weight which seems to have separated from the outer keel fiberglass. My cabin roof feels fairly solid but it is rather creaky in the fiberglass around the mast step and its showing signs of stress cracks in various places, seems to be more delaminating from hull stress than rot at this point, likely due to the support in the cabin slowly getting pushed into the floor.
I would rather like to rip possibly the whole fiberglass interior out, put in a proper mast support that goes from the keel to the cabin top and through bolts to the mast step (which I would have to replace with a better one) and then use the thin sheets of closed cell foam of the sort they use in building houses, and line the whole interior of the lower hull to free up large amounts of the spaces the cheap open cell pile currently occupies. I would probably simply paint epoxy onto the fiberglass walls put up the foam, hopefully thin enough to mold when cut into chunks, and then epoxy carpet over that.
I haven't decided how the new interior layout would be, but since this is clearly not a live aboard the kitchen can go since it was a joke to start with and I want to massively expand the forward berth so that 2 people can fit into it without being jammed into the forepeak.
Anyone have any suggestions on foam panel types and using them in this way?
Last edited by PPPPPP42; 05-28-2012 at 09:25 PM.