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Soft/Rot Wood on ply in bilge.

I have a 1964 wood ply with a gel coat cover sailboat. The bulkhead was holding some dreaded fresh water from rains that I must have not noticed for a while. Needless to say a some rot and soft spots on the marine plywood and rib near the back of the keelson. Does anybody have any experience or tips on the best approach? I don''t really want to pull her and tear through the bottom. 50% of folks say I need to go in through the bottom and the other half suggests just getting it all perfectly dry, take up the really bad stuff, use penetrating anti-rot epoxy and lay down some new wood pieces and heavily cover the area with epoxy. Any wood experts out there? Thoughts?
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Soft/Rot Wood on ply in bilge.

See your Gear & Maitenance thread.
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Soft/Rot Wood on ply in bilge.

I have found some really good discussions regarding wood boats on the Chris Craft Antique Boat Club message board. Most enlightening are some of the replies by a Steve Smith whose company is on the web and there are about five urls attached to the replies, including an e-mail address. The product he endorses (and invented) is called CPES. I haven''t yet done any research but the product sounds like a panacea for all wood products exposed to the elements.Here are the addresses I have found:
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Good luck, I have no real experience with woodworking on boats although I have one with some problem spots and I am resisting all temptations toward the hammer and saw!
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Soft/Rot Wood on ply in bilge.

Epoxy saturation is a stopgap method. The rot spores are there and the strength of the wood has lessened. put some on until you have the time and money to do the job correctly.
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