Replacing wooden bulk head on glass boat

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  1. LEASEGUY
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    LEASEGUY Junior Member

    What to use Replacing wooden bulk head on glass boat

    I have an older silverton glass hull, glass over wood upper, the bulkhead that seperates the interior from from the aft deck is soft. What is the best material to replace it with and where can i get it. I need to make two panels each
    3/4 thick 6'6" x 48". White would save re finishing.

    Love this site, thanks to all for you very interesting and insightfull posts ..
     
  2. buckknekkid
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    I have just completed it on my 36 trojan, best bet I found was a company called Space Age Synthetics
     
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    LEASEGUY Junior Member

    Thanks for the info, did the surface require finishing? and what density did you use? easy to cut?
     
  4. lacasmarine
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    I would use marine grade plywood.
    and finsh any way you like.
     
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    Thanks lacasmarine ,but too labor intensive, I want the finish to look like smooth white gel coat
     
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    Thanks BUCK,
    I looked at their site and emailed them for price info and it wasn't 5 minutes before they were on the phone! Thanks
     
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    the surface is sanded, so you have to smooth out the joints regardless. the hatch is epoxied and needs to be faired big time.
     

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    Bucknekkid,
    Is that Space Age Synthetics board on the floor in your pict? Which type and thickness did you use?
     
  9. buckknekkid
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    Unfortunately not

    While speaking with Space Age and planning the project, I ran out of time and then of course was about to lose my storage so we went the old plywood and epoxy route. With this said I am still stuck with fairing this year and finishing inorder to throw out the cheap carpet I put over the sole last year. It would have been much easier using their product.
     

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    Well we are back into it again

    sanding and fairing STILL
     

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    when your done that you can come over and do this one for me,
     
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    try this again
     

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    We are going to be awhile

    Its time to bring out the chain saw for that puppy.
     

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    buckknekkid Senior Member

    here is a few more pics

    these are for the guys on Trojanboats dot net
     

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    i am again going to recommend COOSABOARD , it is ridgid like plywood and after it has been put in place and glassed will leave you with a straight surface requiring the least amount of fairing . Fiaring isn't too hard using a product like f-26 ,it sands easy and will give you a nice surface to paint .

    tb ( not a coosaboard salesman just like their product)
     
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