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Message 9 of 9
Posted by member Jim harwood on Friday 4 May 2018

* Old floor removed new bearers in place, marine ply fitted and fibreglassed then flow coated. Solid as a rock now very happy.

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Message 8 of 9
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Thursday 22 March 2018

Hi Jim,
I can see from the photo that the floor was in a bit of a state, The blank in the middle is to cover over the keel void. I would remove the whole floor plywood and then re-instate the panel with a couple of floor bearers across the widest part. Then glassfibre the whole floor panel in place and then flowcoat the floor.

Kind Regards

Simon Papendick
J-Star Boat Services

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Message 7 of 9
Posted by member jim harwood on Wednesday 21 March 2018

* Middle section of cockpit floor removed. This is the underside

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Message 6 of 9
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Friday 16 March 2018

Hi Jim

From I remember while working at Hardy Marne from 1983 to 1990, they were made from one piece and from what I remember they were braced in the middle to stop it from being springy in the middle.i hope this helps

Regards
Simon

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Message 5 of 9
Posted by member jim harwood on Friday 16 March 2018

From the small amount I could see it looks like the wood section sits on the outer edge of the hull. Anybody know if this floor was made in one section of wood as I couldn’t see any supports underneath.

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Message 4 of 9
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Friday 16 March 2018

Hi Jim,
The best way is to cut the glass fibre top off the floor and then inspect the floor and then make a plan on what to do next.
Regards
Simon

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Message 3 of 9
Posted by member jim harwood on Friday 16 March 2018

Thanks. Would this require replacing the wooden underfloor or just fibreglass the entire section

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Message 2 of 9
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Friday 16 March 2018

Dear Jim,
The quickest way to overcome the problem is to cut out the floor panel as a whole and reglassing it in place again. This is a straightforward job as long as you take it carefully around the edges of the floor where it sits on the hull. If you need to discuss your options you can give me. Call on my mobile 07585506960.0

Regards
Simon Papendick

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Message 1 of 9
Posted by member jim harwood on Friday 16 March 2018

Any ideas with the cockpit floor. Have noticed it getting spongy under foot and now that I have cut a access panel the wooden underside is very soft in places.

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