I believe that I would cut up some of that extra 1/2" ply, glue it down, tape it to the sides and stringers, glass it in, then foam it. I'd put it back similar to the way the factory did it, but better. I'd also add a few more, spacing them closer together, because the ply is thinner than the original stiffeners.Explorer 19TV wrote: ↑Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:59 pmShould wrap up stringers in the next couple days, before moving forward I need some recommendations on the hull stiffeners that were rotted and removed as pictured
These pieces 3” wide 3/4 thick when removed were only taped to hull no glue,
In your opinion,
1. Should they be reinstalled, if so would foam work or ply?
2. Should they be bonded to hull with thickened epoxy prior to glassing?
Reason for asking about foam or ply, in the center section they have to conform to the curvature in the hull. Open to suggestions. Will be next step, thanks
What is that hole at the bottom of the pic, the green line goes thru it. It appears to be a terrible gouge in the hull, made with a chisel??? How deep is it? It appears to be an inch, and is it in the hull; tabbing; some type of foam; or what?