Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-04-2013, 10:24 PM   #1
Lt. JG
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 39
Default Replacing a rotted section of floor in 1800SR

I have a spot in the floor on my 1995 1800 SR (aft starboard) that seems to be spongy. It's the spot where everyone steps to get into the boat. I'm assuming I have some rotten wood, so I'm planning to pull the carpet and replace at least that section. Has anyone done this? I searched the forum, but haven't found anything about replacing the floor. Recomendations on material would be appreciated. Thanks
__________________

rscotta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 10:54 PM   #2
Captain
 
pascavone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Massapequa, New York, United States
Posts: 762
Default

there are a few scary youtube videos of guys getting screwed and replacing the whole transom on a used boat they bought.
__________________

pascavone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 01:11 PM   #3
Lt. Commander

 
rens914's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: netherlands
Posts: 158
Default

i have replaced a rotted section in my boat
it was in my 2400 scr and in the engine bay
the section was the panel under the battery pack
so must have started by acid and extended by water
have cut everything away and sealed it
after that i have laminated it and have put a alumimium piece over the section
made a new closed tray for the battery pack
rens
rens914 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 08:07 PM   #4
Lt. JG
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 39
Default

I saw a scary YouTube video: guy was using drywall screws to put plywood directly over the bad floor. I'm new to this, but I don't think that's the best way to do it.
rscotta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 03:03 PM   #5
Moderator

 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4,510
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rscotta View Post
I saw a scary YouTube video: guy was using drywall screws to put plywood directly over the bad floor. I'm new to this, but I don't think that's the best way to do it.
The fastest and easiest way is rarely the proper or even best way to do something. I don't think you need to be around boats at all to know that covering rotted with good, is not hte proper way to go. Remove the old and rotted first, then replace with new and good. Drywall screws are good for just about anything.....except a boat. For that matter, anything that rusts really has no place on a boat at all.
shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 07:59 PM   #6
Lt. Commander
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lower Kaskaskia River, IL
Posts: 114
Cool Floor Options

The best way will take work but the rotted section has to be removed with care. I'm glad my '92 1800SR has not had this problem, stored in the garage when not in use helps! I know my flooring is covered in fiberglass resin so it's a bit surprising it would rot. Good luck on your task and let us know how it turns out. The pressure treated lumber (plywood) is as good or better for the material. Doesn't rot for years and better when painted/coated. Worked great when I rehab'ed my lounge seats recently.

Dean (deanries) "Go Big or Go Home"
deanries is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 07:57 PM   #7
Lt. JG
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 39
Default

Dean - I'll check into the pressure treated plywood. I was assuming I should use marine grade.

I had planned to use a router set to the depth of the floor thickness to remove the rotted wood. After removal, I will coat all exposed edges with resin. I plan to cut the new peice and coat with resin offboard then install with stainless wood screws. Am I on the right track?
rscotta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 01:25 PM   #8
Moderator

 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4,510
Default

Believe it or not, gelcoat is not waterproof. It is one of the reasons you should barrier coat before bottom painting if you store the boat in the water. Rotted wood is typically casued by an ingress of water into the wood somewhere else. Usually through srew holes for deck fittings (seats, cleats, rail stanchions, bimini tops, etc). Once it, water wicks to the most interesting places. Where it settles is typically where it rots.
shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 05:08 PM   #9
Lt. JG
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 39
Default

The spot that is spongy is the aft starboard floor, right where everybody comes into the boat from the swim ladder. I assume it's stays wet there. Still too cold to do much with it yet anyway.

Hey Shrew? How's the weather? My sisters are in Southington and Bristol. They got hammered, one didn't see a plow for 2 days.
rscotta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 05:28 PM   #10
Moderator

 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4,510
Default

That is my boat's location. I live further north. We got about 18" of snow which is hardly a crisis. I have no idea how the boat did yet.
__________________

shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.