|Our deck is now filled with this good stuff!|
You would never have known our deck had moisture in it when you looked at her. In fact, her deck looks pristine. Walking around, we didn't feel any bubbles or soft spots or anything to indicate any problems. There were no obvious signs of leaks from the interior either. Like anything though, sometimes issues lurk below the surface where the naked eye cannot see. Enter: the Moisture Meter. The moisture meter works like a stud finder, but instead of finding studs, it gives moisture readings. If it wasn't for our survey, we would never have known we had a soggy deck. Point for technology!
Because Scott and I are not interested in DIY'ing with this boat (if you are just joining, start at the beginning of this blog and you'll see we did PLENTY of DIYing with our first boat!) we were able to negotiate the price of the boat down to compensate for this hefty repair. As with anything boat, there are probably a trillion ways to fix this issue depending how much time and money you have. The man we hired to do our work suggested fixing our deck from the inside rather than the outside and chose to replace the coring (the stuff between the outside and inside) with Divyincell H60. It's got to be better than the plywood tiles that were in there before!
|See the moisture up there? This kind of moisture was prevalent in the bow and both gangways.|
|Wet and rotten wood removed.|
|Re-cored and re-glassed.|
|The interior is a construction zone!|
Brittany, Scott & Isla