fixing the deck on a 1985 Winner Boat

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by ravej50, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. ravej50
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    ravej50 New Member

    Hi all, I just recently received a 1985 winner boat and have been told that it's been sitting outside with no cover for about 2 years. those two years have damaged the floor of the boat and so I decided to replace the floor, seats, cushions, etc. So I've been lurking on this site for a bit now looking at how others were restoring their deck and have gotten a lot of great ideas but am kind of stuck at some places in the boat. (I'm new to boating so I don't have the correct termiology yet so have patience). Anyway, I have a couple of questions:

    How does one remove the wood floor easily? is there such a thing? I've spent two days removing it by sawing, prying, hacking but being the lazy bum that I am, isn't there an esaier way? (Probably not but I've been muttering those questions ever since I started pulling the deck.

    For the real questions..
    While I was pulling the wood floor, I noticed that I have a beam on the left hand side and right hand side of the boat..what is the beam for and do i have to remove the beam since I noticed some wood flakes coming off from the bottom of it? By the way, the locations for the questions are all highlighted or circled in red.

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    Question #3-
    Will I have to remove this too? It looks like it's attached to the console however, this looks like this the only part of the console that looks like its been wet.
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    Question#4-

    What is the best way to fix this? The wood looks rotted through however, since it's in the front (bow) of the boat, it provides support to the bow. Would I have to cut and remove and replace?

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    Also, the stringers look like they're full fiberglass. and still sound solid when I tap on them. Is it common to wrap fiberglass around wood to create the stringers or am I lucky that the boat stringers are not made of wood? (never mind the red outline...i was going to use this picture for the 1st question but decided against it..
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    I'm still learning how to resize pictures...
     
  2. BHOFM
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  3. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    first problem,,,NO BRACING!!!! go here and read this, and see if EVERYTHING doesnt come to a complete stop before you go any further,,,he took the deck off,, but your coming close to his headache by taking all the floor up before you braced everything.
    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/showthread.php?t=24003
     
  4. ravej50
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    Hey Thanks bhofm for the program suggestion. Makes life easier. the1much- after the pictures were taken, I haven't kept working on it. What do you mean brace everything? take some 2x4 and attach them to the top of the boat so the hull doesn't flex? I still have it on a trailer..would that help?
     

  5. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    brace across the deck, brace from bottom to topside, then an X but lay the X down,,, then on the outside build a cradle type thing with your trailer if the trailer isnt snug enough to keep it from bowing out. the flat X is to keep it from skewing on ya. and make sure you do the bow too,,,, alot of people only worry bout the middle and aft,, the bow you just need a 2x4 across the top.
     
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