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302 soft spot in floor

Old 11-10-2016, 12:23 PM
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Default 302 soft spot in floor

not my boat but my uncles. its a 2001 the spot is by the console. from what I understand this is common. whats is he going to face fixing this?
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Old 11-10-2016, 10:04 PM
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Some people will say to cut the spot that is soft and fix it that way, but if it were me, I will seperate the deck from the hull and fix it properly. Not to be a Debbie downer, but I could almost guarantee that there is alot more wet wood and soon to be soft spots down there.
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Actually the top deck is usually very dry with only a couple small soft spots. If the rest of the boat stringers, bulkheads, transom are solid I would not split it. It would be a lot faster and a lot less expensive to just fix the small soft spots.
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Old 11-19-2016, 09:57 AM
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Probably lots more bad core in there.

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Yeah , they are usually a lot worse once you get it apart . Usually starts around the console , for every soft spot there is usually a foot or two , if not more of rot . But most of the time it's all rotted out , just hasn't softened up yet .Picture scraping it out with a shovel . Boat Haus has re-done quite a few 302's , have seen his work on another forum . Does top notch work .
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I'm looking at 302's and found this thread. Just wonder, what would this repair cost?
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