I have a Sanger five rib that has bad stringer and floor delam. After spot checking the stringers, it looks like they are solid, but we do have some wet spots in the floor. Our plan is to cut out the old glass and dry everything out. Once it's dry, patch any bad spots in the floor and re-glass it back.
My question is, how do I know what type of glass it was originally built with? Is there any way to tell? I hope to get it moved into the shop this weekend and get some picks of the project. Any advise is welcome...
left side , out board the stringer, looks like it might have some delam issues, but could be the pic. take a srewdriver , and with the handle tap along the floo. listen for a solid thump, if it has more of a hollow sound, you have delam issues. tap, tap, tap, thud, tap not good
Last edited by Reservoir Dog; 03-31-2012 at 01:17 PM.
Now for the $640 million dollar question... Can I salvage it or is this one ready for the saws-all and dumpster? I have the stuff to cut the glass out and see what is under... but if I am wasting my time, I would rather cut my losses at this point. I picked up the boat for $800 and I know the hardware and trailer is worth that, so I it wont be a complete loss. Let me know what you guys think and thanks again for the input.
the hull lok pretty good, it dose need some work. the stringer look to be in good shape, but the floors do look to have some issues. dont let that stop you from fxing her up. there is a lot of good info on here, read all u can on glassing its really not that hard. your stringers dont look like they need to be removed, maybe just rerapped in certain spots, and replacing the floors might be simple project for you