Originally Posted by willk
It's a bit puzzling. Maybe it was simply intended to hold a line in a marina type scenario and thus prevent tube wear. In any case, I'd say it was a fairly pitiful piece of work and you had to do something with it. Personally I would have removed it completely and fit a braced samson post, but that might not suit your application. Solid build up you did there!
When the tube is inflated, it is level with the top of this section. Under it there is no floor, so we would have had to fibreglass one in.
We have yet to use the boat so not sure what the best configuration will be. It does provide a convenient step for boarding. I do like the idea of a post but too late now.
What I find unbelievable is that it is the middle of winter, we have four fibreglass repair shops within a few kilometres and they for the last few months they are all still making room in their workshops. Sometimes it is quicker, easier and cheaper to do it yourself.