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    Default Waterlogged foam

    Hello fellow boaters,
    I have a 1977 23ft sleekcraft. Boat doesn't doesn't have the speed it should and Ron over at American turbine told me the foam in the hull is prob waterlogged. So, I went to the truck scales and sure enough boat is about 1000 lbs over what it should be. What's the best way to get that foam out and replace it? I'm assuming cut the floor out and replace? ...might be a bit over my head.

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    It may be a bit more than simply lifting the floor. Floor, stringers and bulkheads and possibly transom likely will be rotten.


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    To tell you the truth like mentioned above foam often leads to a host of other problems such as rotted Stringer's , Transom's , intermittent's , floors , etc , because it absorbs water like a sponge , and can be like opening a can of worm's which is something you will never know until you start the work or hacking & slashing .

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    I don't think Sleekcraft put foam in their hulls. I've had sleeks come in with water trapped under the floor. you can drill drain holes in the center front of the engine area. you should find a stringer down the centerline of the v. drill a 1/4" hole 2" off centerline both sides to verify or use a hole saw to cut a hole dead center over the stringer. you can inspect the wood then install a access cover to hide the hole. like said you're rollin the dice on wood and glass replacement.
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