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Old 02-27-2010, 12:28 PM
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Angry wet stringers/bulkheads

hey guys my stringers and bulk heads are wet and heavy but not rotten
what shall i do

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Old 02-27-2010, 12:46 PM
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damage is most likely already done. Even if you can dry it its not long before it comes apart. Once that water gets in there the swelling of the wood and (not sure if this applies) freezing/thawing can cause permanent damage at the cellular level and also the laminations.


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pantera 28

i was looking to keep the boat as light as possible
so i guess i get the saw out
what would you reccommend i use for new ones
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Doing my 24 Pantera now, cant post pics here, but I got the transom out, notched the stringers, they seem OK, but may do the back few feet just to be safe.
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Doing my 24 Pantera now, cant post pics here, but I got the transom out, notched the stringers, they seem OK, but may do the back few feet just to be safe.
i have removed the cabin floor it was heavy
i done a moisture test on the fromt stringers they seem ok
it just seems to be the two bulk heads each side of the tank the firewall is also dry and sound
the transom seems ok too
send me your email so we can exchange pics

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Call Pepe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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i will do ill call him monday an see what he thinks

guys thanks for the help
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What year is your boat?
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pantera 28

i was looking to keep the boat as light as possible
so i guess i get the saw out
what would you reccommend i use for new ones
cheers
if you are looking to lighten it up a bit use a Coosa Bluewater26 for stringers and bulkheads but you will have to modify how the engine mounts.
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What year is your boat?
as far as i know its 1989
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