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    my question is, when is it time to replace the floor? mine still feels solid, but i know that a considerable amount of water was under it for some time. The wood under the floor is not totally rotting but it was soaked, and it is not as strong as a new piece of wood.
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    Looks like you have foam in a bag. That stuff is holding a bunch of water, making your sweet ride very heavy. I would take the floor out and get rid of the foam. Like you said, you don't want to be doing it in a year. The other pluss, get that dead weight out and go a little faster, and run a little longer on a galllon of gas.

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    If it's going to bug ya you might as well tear it out. If your burnt out I don't think the boat would sink if you put it off a season or 2. It's a little hard to tell from pics. JHO. On my old boat it was a no-brainer the floor was so bad when I hit the go pedal it felt/looked like it was going to come right out of the floor.lol
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    I would change the floor and remove the foam (peace of mind)
    Did you use resin alone on that patch,or any where else?

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    ROTTED WOOD WILL ONLY GET WORSE OVER TIME!
    If You have rotted wood under the floor ,and with the foam holding moisture the floor is only going to deteriorate more.
    If You are going keep the boat for any length of time and as much work as You have done allready. I would just go ahead and tear out the floor, get rid of that waterloged foam and put in a new floor. If You do take out the floor, be sure to check all the frames under neath to make sure they are not rotted. If any replace them. Let the floor set open for a while to dry out well and let the wood that is under neath breath for a while.
    If you are going to carpet the inside ,You do not have to wory bout the glass work being so prretty,just flat.
    If You do replace the floor,make sure You coat the under side with about four coats of resin to seal the wood real well.
    You may be able to let it lie for a season or two but eventually it will cme to haunt You. This would be a good winter project if You have the time......Hal

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    Quote Originally Posted by holorinhal View Post
    ROTTED WOOD WILL ONLY GET WORSE OVER TIME!
    If You have rotted wood under the floor ,and with the foam holding moisture the floor is only going to deteriorate more.
    If You are going keep the boat for any length of time and as much work as You have done allready. I would just go ahead and tear out the floor, get rid of that waterloged foam and put in a new floor. If You do take out the floor, be sure to check all the frames under neath to make sure they are not rotted. If any replace them. Let the floor set open for a while to dry out well and let the wood that is under neath breath for a while.
    If you are going to carpet the inside ,You do not have to wory bout the glass work being so prretty,just flat.
    If You do replace the floor,make sure You coat the under side with about four coats of resin to seal the wood real well.
    You may be able to let it lie for a season or two but eventually it will cme to haunt You. This would be a good winter project if You have the time......Hal
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    Thank you everyone who replied
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    Fwiw,make sure your buying the right kind of glass.(not lowes/home depot). I get to redo 2/3 of my stringers here in the near future. If that foam is soaked I'd get it outta there also. Can I change my vote?
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    You can get Pressure treaded plywood at the depot for your floor.

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    Wood from the depot is good but the glass is bad, so where do i go to get glass
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    I know a guy dan whos strigers were bad in his kona and the boat eventually broke away while he was driving it in the floor section, barely saved the boat and had to do a full fiberglass restore. Do ALL of it
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    I find pressure treated plywood is brittle, and with not soak in any resin. Use 1/2" BC plywood, coated both sides, two coats. Coat one time with reduced 20% reduced resin with acetone, then regular resin. On the top, apply reduced resin, then lay a layer of glass mat with resin, on the top. You with will have a bullet proof floor, with minimal weight. Reducing the resin allows for the resin to soak deeper into the wood,making it much stronger.
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    Re: the glass I wanted to see what everyone else had to say but... When I finnaly thought I was buying the right glass...on about the 3rd gallon I bring in a pic of what I'm doing with this gallon and instead of gettin green resin I got amber resin. When I called him on it he says...oh the amber one is just a little more flexible.WTF
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    Thank you everyone for the great advice, this is where the project sits now.
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