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    I have a 1976 Kona 1/4 stringer. I had to pull some carpet back the other day and found two small holes in the floor. In the holes I found the dreaded foam! Ya it was wet. I know the proper way to fix it is to tear up the floor and redo it all, but right now money is tight and I don't have the space to do it. Does anybody have a quick and dirty way to get some of the foam and water out? Thanks for the help.
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    You could try drilling a hole from the bilge area to false floor cavity as low as possible (closest to hull)and jack up the front of the trailer as high as possible without putting the load on your pump.

    P.S. Forgot to mention,if you decide to drill a hole,make it a 1" hole,this will allow you to use a standard plug to close it back up.You will want to plug the hole when runnin to stop water from the bilge creepin back under the false floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotkona View Post
    I have a 1976 Kona 1/4 stringer. I had to pull some carpet back the other day and found two small holes in the floor. In the holes I found the dreaded foam! Ya it was wet. I know the proper way to fix it is to tear up the floor and redo it all, but right now money is tight and I don't have the space to do it. Does anybody have a quick and dirty way to get some of the foam and water out? Thanks for the help.
    Paul
    Worry not, if the foam is waterlogged then a rotten floor is not far behindthen you can just start from scratch

    Maybe there is some kind of solvent that will attack the foam but not the glass?
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