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What is the deal with soft floor or soft spots on old boats?. Some did it with foam, some just make hollow fiberglass stringers outside the boat.
So my question is do I replace the WHOLE floor or do I fix the soft spots.. Soft spot Repair or Whole floor???. Why a Fiberglass Boat?.
Best Answer: Many people assume that a fiberglass boat is water proof. However, there are many areas of the boat that are constructed from wood. Most likely your boat has been left out in the rain, or has a leak somewhere that allowed water to seep into the wooden parts of the structure.
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I had an old 1972 Glasstron 19 ft power boat with a 125 hp outboard on it. This boat was the old fiberglass over wood construction, and it had an ok floor, but was getting to the softer stages. The floor can be replaced, or repaired but the real problem lies in whats underneath, are the floor supports rotted out too (stringers)?
First time post: Be gentle. 1 year away from possible new or nearly new boat. Currently I have an old 22' center console bay boat with a fiberglass over plywood floor.
soft spots in fiberglass floor. Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by LEASEGUY, Aug 23, 2006.
If I'm not mistaken its a wooden floor with a fiberglass covering over top and some sort of. The boat is 31 years. Got some soft spot in the floor.
The Hull Truth Boating and Fishing Forum. Filling/ injecting soft spots on boat deck. back and I took it to someone who injected the floor with fiberglass.
The soft spots tend to be small enough at first, so you need to make sure that the overall surface you are working on allows you to apply the epoxy and fiberglass properly. Protect Yourself. Whenever working on a boat, especially when using epoxy, you should always wear gloves and mask.
Soft Spots in fiberglass floor in SS General Discussion
Stingers and Floor. The most obvious signs that your boat is in need of a new floor is that when walking around you feel soft spots. When we repair a floor we pull up the carpet and then pull up the bad wood and fiberglass. At this point we will check the stingers and motor mounts by taking a core sample.
Ok so I have a soft spot about 4x4 in my floor. It is fiberglass. It's a 89 stratos bass boat if that helps any. I was thinking to simply cut out the damaged area.
Tips on Buying a Used Boat.. manufacturer butted the plywood floor right up against the fiberglass. maybe the wood is soft and rotting or a gorilla.
Rot Repair in Fiberglass Boats.. Floor Replacement. Just as often the damage is a matter of stripped-out mounting hole wood that has gone soft.