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Cabin sole wavy - can you level it?
I am replacing the teak/holly plywood in my Seaward 25. When I removed it, there is a recessed pan that the floor should fit into. However, the floor underneath it varies in height by at least a 1/4" in some spots, due to the keel bolts. At some point in its life, the floor was replaced by indiscriminately filling that pan with huge squirts of adhesive and then flooring over the top of the recessed pan.
I thought it might be the fact that the boat is sitting on the trailer on the keel, so I adjusted the posts on the trailer to lift it slightly off of the keel. There appears to be no change.
At this point, I think I may just wish to level the floor. I was going to get the boat level on the trailer and then try to use some flooring leveler. Perhaps I should just use a ton of epoxy? After I do that, I will epoxy the PlasTeak to the floor as per PlasTeak's directions.
I'm worried that flooring leveler may not be flexible enough. I did see a product called Seacast that looks promising.
So, any ideas? Product suggestions? Shared experiences? Solutions?