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Old 08-22-2005, 11:11 PM
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I would find it hard to believe that Steve would fabricate a cockpit floor with a Balsa core laminate sandwich construction, as so many things need to be bolted & screwed to it, that are important. Ed
Those are not pieces of Balsa wood. They are plywood.
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I honestly don't know for sure. I heard the story second hand, and was told it was some kind of high velocity boat. The people that I heard it from are the cabin cruiser crowd. They would not know one brand from another. I was surprised there was no mention of the story on OSO.
So why did you say it was a Velocity "brand" hull? If it was second hand info and described as "some kind of high velocity boat" ... and also "they would not know one brand from another" ... to boot.
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I would approach this whole thing with some caution. First, how do you know this is the orginal floor in the boat? Has he owned the boat since it was new? And, why would a boat manufacturer go through the labor intensive process to peice this floor together like this? Do you know how much time this would have taken compared to just cutting one peice of plywood? Materials cost, but labor costs more.
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Let's end all the speculation and post a picture of the HIN plate for this boat. The first 3 letters will tell who manufactured the vessel.
Sure would like to see this as well.
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I was told that the boat in this story was a Velocity. The rest of the story is that the boat was in many many pieces, the cable news story was "Boat disintegrates". I also head that a six foot section of the bow just was found.
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news...,4902561.story
Andrew is member "ActiveFun" on the board here. If it was his boat it is a 27 foot Activator.

I hope all make a fast and full recovery.
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Andrew is member "ActiveFun" on the board here. If it was his boat it is a 27 foot Activator.

I hope all make a fast and full recovery.
I really hate to hear that. Glad they were wearing their PFD's.

Best of wishes for a speedy recovery.

From what they said, I would bet that most any brand boat would have broke in half form an impact like that.
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The floors were a sheet of 5/8" plywood with one layer of 1708 Biax over the top. We then rolled a gelcoat non-skid over that. All the other 22's were a sheet of 1/2" plywood with one 1708 Biax over the top, then carpet.

Here lies the cause of the rotten floor, and this isn't the only boat builder to have done this in the past. There is nothing protecting the wood on the bottom from rotting. If you don't cover the bottom of the wood floor with glass, sealing it from water, it will rot from the underside...especially in a fish boat where there is always water running around in the bildge. This is why and how most wood floors rot away in a boat. Builders seal the top where you walk on, but don't bother with the bottom, what you don't see. As you can see, it will take a few years...but the floor will rot eventually. The good thing is I believe Velocity doesn't use wood in their boats any longer. If you're looking at a boat with wood, make sure the builder is at least using XL wood, which has a lifetime warranty against rot, if you can't confirm they seal all wood surfaces.
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You guys wanted the HIN. Here it is. Hopefully it will clear this up. It was distorted for privacy reasons. But the three first letters and last two numbers are the important ones anyway.

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Look at the VIN, if it is a Stepp boat it will begin with OFT, at least for those years.
I guess it's settled then..... It's not a Stepp boat.
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What does he mean by "Those Years"??
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