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Old    berykid            05-19-2005, 12:34 PM Reply   
My friend has a 1990 malibu that has a small amount of dryrot in floor that needs to be replaced and would like to have a tower built for it. Is there anyone who can do both.
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       05-20-2005, 7:19 AM Reply   
order a monster tower....replace the dryrot yourself....it's fairly easy. Just remove the section that is rotted. you can replaced it with marine plywood. coat wiht resin to waterproof. I used two pieces of 1/4 inch plywood with a layer of fiberglass in between them
Old    d_fresh            05-20-2005, 8:25 AM Reply   
When you find small amounts of dry rot, there is typically alot more. Get the tower and hold off on the floor till Fall.
Old    Rod McInnis (rodmcinnis)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-20-2005, 4:49 PM Reply   
My recommendation would be just the opposite of Doug's. I agree with the statement that if you can see some there might be a lot more. Which is why I recommend doing that first.

If the rot is limited to the floorboards then it isn't too big of a job. If the floorboards are rotten then I would be concerned about the seat frames. It is also possible that the stringers are rotten, which is a much bigger task (and much more important that it be fixed before something really bad happens).

There is also a possibility that once you start really looking into the problem that it gets to be a lot more extensive than you had expected. I would not invest in a tower unless you were sure that the boat was sound.
Old    Johnny Wadd (surfnfury65)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-20-2005, 8:21 PM Reply   
I had an 80 Ski Supreme. We took it to get serviced and the boat shop said they wouldn't touch it due to the dryrot where the motor attached. Turns out we had a lot of dryrot. I took it to some repair shops and they wanted upwards of 5K to fix it. A buddy and myself rented a cherry picker and pulled the motor. The stringers were rotten for about 5 feet. We cut out the stringers, layed in new ones and re-glassed them. We then replaced the floor and put in new carpet. The only other fiberglass work we had done is replace a fin or a small ding on a surfboard. We did all this for under 500 dollars. It may seem harder than it really is to fix. Try it yourself and if all else fails take it to a shop.
Board More/Work Less!
J$

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