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5 years 9 months ago #562 by David
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At $177 a sheet I better figure out which one :-)

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5 years 9 months ago #564 by k-townguy
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lol ya eh, but atleast after this it'll be good for a few more years ;)

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5 years 9 months ago #583 by David
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Just picked up the stainless bolts nuts an washers, another $50 also picked up an 8x11 watertight hatch to place in the center of the platform. The idea being I can now access the bolts without hiring a contorionist to go through the engine compartment. ;)

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5 years 9 months ago #634 by David
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Well I got pretty much all of the underside of the fiberglass cut away and I am now ready for the first layer of marine plywood. While looking things over of course things are never what they first appear to be. I had intended to use two layers of marine ply the first bonded to the platform and the second with the bolts pre mounted and laminated to the first layer. As it turns out the platform is not a uniform thickness so while the center would accomadate two layers as it nears the ends it is at least a quarter of an inch lower. So back to the drawing board :) I also looked at the swim ladder and low and behold the previous owner deceided it would be a good idea to cut off the extra part of the studs that go through the platform. So now I have one at 2 inches one at 1.5 one at 1 3/4 and one at one inch. Not a big deal but the studs are welded to the staninless handles. Back to the drawing board ;) But I did get the first coat of gelcoat in the previous swim ladder mounting holes :huh:






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5 years 9 months ago #638 by Craig
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You're going the extra mile with the marine grade ply. Should last forever
even if there is water intrusion. If you know somebody with a welder, should be easy to weld in new bolts
for ladder.

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5 years 9 months ago #639 by dmcb
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Could you take an hand electric plane and mold the plywood to fit. Fill in the gaps if you go to much with cloth and resin?

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