I have a 22ft tahiti that Im replacing the floor in and looking for some pointers on the right way to do it, and what materials to use etc. It wasnt hard to figure out how to get the old stuff out being one side had a crack in it almost up the whole side where the seam is. But the belly is covered in oil....The guy I got it from must have been draining the oil in the belly????
Last edited by BrotherWolf; 02-16-2009 at 04:42 PM.
Use some 3/4" exterior grade ply wood. Fiberglass one side, lay that side down on the stringers, fasten to stringers. If you have some cabasil use that or just screw it to the stringers. Take some more glass and cover the top side of the floor. Go over the edges about 8-10" for a good bond to the hull. Make sure you sand the hull down where the glass will go, this will give you a good bonding surface for the new glass, 36 to 40 grit. Make sure you dip the screws in rtv before you sink the in. I'm sure the floor you ripped out was done in the same manor. Sum builders don't glass the under side, just the top, doing the bottom will keep the wood dry for many years.
Originally Posted by Dominator
A many times as it takes. As many times as it takes.
Hahaha. I was using my phone when I posted the reply. I think it hit receprtion for just a second and then kicked it back and thought it didnt go through. Sorry I really didnt mean to waste space.
Make sure you thin some of the resin and brush multiple coats along the edges of the plywood. This will help it be sucked into the grain farther and prevent rot should a crack develop along the edge of the plywood later.
I used 5/8th tongue and groove plywood, and ran it width wise. I then rolled on a coat of resin, and a layer of fiberglass mat. My boat was a 23ft Sleekcraft, needed stringers as well. It was a very solid boat once done, to use a fastener in the floor, you had to pre drill a hole, or it would break.
Well to bad your not here I would do it for you. You can put a bead of RTV on the stringers when you set it, and more down each side to keep moisture out.
ya never know I might be back... Oregon isnt the state it use be...I hear you can buy a house dirt cheap down there....hehe..... I left Intel down there in 98 but sure would like to come back and hit lake apache again... I had a blast down there racing my jet ski back in the day.