I just bought a west marine 310 by avon rib. I got the boat 10hp motor and trailer for $100. The motor and trailer are fine. The previous owner had patched (very half assed) a large area in the front inside of the boat where the fiberglass base of the hull and hypalon fabric meet when inflated. My problem is he used some kind of stickers and a crap ton of silicone caulking(about a square foot)
I have peeled off as much as I can by hand but am having trouble removing the rest. It is a tight space as even when the boat is deflated I can only get my straightened hand in between the hypalon fabric and the hardshell. Can anyone give me any ideas on how to remove all that silicone? Are there any solvents that will help but not damage the hypalon or is scraping and sanding my only options. Ive been at it for hours and Im getting frustrated!!! see the picture its circled in RED
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ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!