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Old 26 May 2014, 12:57   #11
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There looks to be a stainless steel plate screwed to the deck near by, first of all I would remove the screws and check if they were sealed and how the deck is made up.

If you know of anyone with a borascope you could also have a look at the knees under the deck through the transom drain plug if you have one.

The scopes are cheep these days, saw a digital one today for 79 or you possibly hire one. But shine a torch up there first to see if this is worth while pursuing...
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Thanks for the input guys. I know close to nothing about boat construction but I had a guy who builds boats take a look at it. He says those knees are hollow and it looks like a molded deck. Not sure what that means but I will start opening her up and see what I find. The borescope idea sounds good too I will give that a try first.
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What's on top of the stainless brackets screwed to the deck near the supports? Is that the seat base?
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What's on top of the stainless brackets screwed to the deck near the supports? Is that the seat base?
It was the base of the custom t top that someone made for the boat. I removed it already but left the screws in place for now.
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It was the base of the custom t top that someone made for the boat. I removed it already but left the screws in place for now.
I can't help thinking that if those screws for the top weren't adequately sealed then it's a perfect conduit for shedloads of water to run down the stainless tubes and enter the (plywood?) deck.

Is the deck 'soggy' at all around these?
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Now that I have spent all summer jumping waves and making those cracks spread, I finally decided to take a break and tend to the damage before my motor ends up in the ocean.

Those knees are hollow. I did take a drill bit to the deck and it seems like a thin wood deck on top of foam. No wet or soggy areas. The cracked area at the base of the knees is just hollow grp, about 3/8" thick. I am grinding away at some of the radius around the knees and have already found bubbles and areas of little to no glass in the lay up. I have no clue what I am doing but hopefully it turns out ok.
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There is nothing like fixing your own to to ensure two things
1) That the job gets done corectly (if you follow the advice given here on rob net)
2) You know how to fix your baot in the future and you will also get to know where the weaknesses ar

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