deck core ideas for Sea Cat SL3

Discussion in 'Materials' started by midcap, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. midcap
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    midcap Junior Member

    So the deck of my sea cat is getting spongy in some spots. I plan to just cut the top laminate off the sole, then remove the bad wood core.

    These are my choices.

    1. replace with marine ply. I was told to cut into 6x6 pieces and then bed down and then glass over.
    2. Replace with coosa, I have no idea what panel to use, Nautical 15, 20, Bluwater etc. Most expensive.
    3. replace with Nida Core, I'll have to embed aluminum plate where I want to mount things, not a big deal, I have a router and plenty 1/4" alum plate, very inexpensive for a comp core.
    4. pour Arjay/Sea cast and then glass on top and imbed some plate. By far this would be the quickest route.

    What do you guys think?

    Obviously like everyone else I am trying to spend the least money and the least amount of time to get the best outcome.
     
  2. jorgepease
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    jorgepease Senior Member

    I think I would start cutting out the spongy spots and see how far it goes, the 6 x 6 might be a good first cut but I wouldn't use several 6x6 pieces of replacement material, if say, the deck is rotted in a contiguous area of a few sq feet. I don't like wood, I do like Coosa! Bluewater is dense enough to bed screws in with 5200.
     
  3. midcap
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    midcap Junior Member

    I was talking about cutting the whole area out and then laying down 6 inch x 6 inch squares of kiln dried marine treated plywood.

    I do like the coosa though despite it being super expensive because I can just lay in bedding compound and then glue the skin I removed right back on top with out having to glass or resin the coosa first.
     
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