1980 Browning Aerocraft Mach II

Page 3 , week 3
This is the view looking towards the Bow and into the cuddy.
There is a bulkhead between the cuddy well and a empty compartment.   It was full with 100 lbs. of saturated foam.
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Opened up the cuddy well bulkhead......NOT HAPPY!   Serious Rot and Water !
This is/was the main crossmember 2x4 from strarboard to port under the cuddy bulkhead.
Chainsaw will worked wonders here...
I am planning on extending the well into the outside deck. so I cut it open.   It'll need grinding, another hot day in the tyvek suit.
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Found this nice smelling slurry under the bulkhead 2x4 Aerocraft pic
This is what you'll find, rusty staples and plenty of them. Get a Tetanus shot, you are gonna get hurt and cut, guaranteed ! Aerocraft pic
No, thats not Ebony or Black Walnut plywood Aerocraft pic
$30.00 Chainsaw cleaned the bulkhead between tank, bilge and stringers. The glass laminate is still standing. Aerocraft pic
Tools I used to do the job
Yup, that's a chainsaw.. works great for digging out mushy plywood stringers and buckheads and not tearing up the fiberglass. If you are doing a job like this .. Get one!
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WHO is it?
a. Chainsaw Wielding Stringer Slinger
b. Serial Mold Murderer
c. Well-dressed Fiberglass Hacker
d. Soggy Bottom Boat Owner
e. all the above
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Almost all the foam digging and cleaning out is done.
Now I'll be cutting, grinding, sanding, and leveling some of the mfg's wonder works.
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