Boat Floor Demolition Time
Let’s go over the required tools and accessories before we start the boat floor demolition. It is a great idea to get yourself a good breathing mask with eye protection (Mold spores bad, breathing good). Tools we used were a skill saw, crowbar, hammer, and a shovel. The shovel will be explained later it’s essential, a brilliant wife to help through pigheadedness. Lastly, you need some good tunes with a 6 pack of your favorite beverage, cause we’re about to have a garage party.
We are still waiting on parts, nothing else to do so we’re going to look under the boat floor. The 3/4 piece of plywood had to come off so we can get to the original floor. Now that the original floor was exposed, I took a skill saw and set the blade to 1/4 cut depth. I cut all the way around the boat leave a 6-inch lip so I could attach the new floor.
Removing Flotation Foam
With the floor out we could see thing shaping up. The tops of the stringers looked really solid, and the hull was not looking as bad as I expected. We did see a light red glow were the boat had been beach so much it was wearing thin. And there were some cracks that worried us around some of the stringers. We continued working, now that the floor is out, the water-soaked foam had to go. Danielle saw me struggling with the foam and suggested a shovel. A shovel has is a great cheap tool to remove the flotation foam under the floor.
Once all the foam was out we looked over everything that the was needed. The obvious was new 1/4 inch plywood with a fresh pour of flotation foam. We need to repair the cracks and beaching damage. Before any of this can be done we have to sand and clean up the boat hull.
If you like to watch the video below, we talk about our current progress. You can also skip on to the next blog where things get really hot.
Please stay tuned for future updates.
Boat Restoration Blogs
- Getting Our Boat!
- Stuck Valve Merc 3.0
- Battery Power
- Bilge Pump Install
- Boat Floor Demolition
- Boat Gelcoat Shine
- Sanding Bilge
- Engine Busted Budget
- Missing Pieces
- Engine Wiring Harness
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