- Mar 30, 2007
- Boat Info
- 2000 Sea Ray 400 Sundancer - Diesel
- T-3116 CAT - 350 HP
So what did you find? I was going to suggest cutting the glass away forward of, and below the hinge and scrape out the rot, replace with marine ply and/or epoxy or something. The nice thing is that you can make a mess of the underside of your platform and nobody will ever notice
Took a look over the weekend. It is indeed just a piece of wood behind the hinge which has rotted enough to the point that only one screw will take a bite.
I haven't decided exactly how I am going to tackle it but here are my thoughts.
I am going back and forth on either drilling a few strategic holes from the back side under the platform and dig out as much as I can, then fill with epoxy and re-drill new holes so I can through bolt the hinge to the platform.
The other option is cutting the bottom side off where the piece is laid in place , digging out all of the wood, cut a new piece of wood, epoxy it in place and then re-glass the bottom side.
I'm reluctant to put too much effort into this since I know I have a couple of places my platform is going to need other work done, I may end up just getting an entire extended platform from Swimplatforms.com.