Hope you all have had a great summer boating! We got allot of use out of our classic robalo and hopefully stretch the season well into october. However it is time to work up the to-do list for next year.
Last winter i replaced the aft floor and re-did the scuppers. Part of the project was removing all of the wet foam and re-pouring new flotation foam. We couldnt be happier with the results.
With the law of unintended consequences always at play the boat now floats noticeably higher in the transom. So the logical solution is to continue cutting up the floor and replacing the soggy foam.
My question for all of you is...
How structural is that foam between the hull and deck?
If i cut up the inside of the forward fish well and remove it is there any support for the hull besides the foam sandwiched between the 2 skins?
- the plan is to cut the glass
- grind the cut so that i can tabb it back in before i remove
- remove the floor
- remove the foam
- let sit for a few months with a dehumidifier
- glass the floor back in place
- Pour new foam through a few holes
- plug the holes
Im not worried about the "cosmetics" in the forward fishwells and the entire floor will be covered with new non skid or something like raptor deck.
I just want a better idea of what is going on between the hull and deck. If there is a specific density foam or something that i can inject with lower expansion properties please let me know.