sodani Posted April 24, 2009 Report Share Posted April 24, 2009 I know that this is one of the less desirable issues that a boat owner can face, but it's what I'm confronted with, so I figure I should do the best I can. I have a 1986 J-22 and I had a local fiberglass repair guy take a look at my boat and he said that there was water in the deck around the chainplates (his moisture meter read 100) and said it would cost $2,000 to fix (just the fiberglass of course - he didn't mention anything about the bulkheads). I examined the bulkheads myself and saw that there was some rot - towards the top, they were soft and black. I don't have a lot of experience with maintenance and I have started to do some research in the hopes of fixing this myself and have a few questions. - Is the deck material around the chainplates cored? If there's water in there, what do I have to do? Dry it out? Will I have to lay up new fiberglass? - I read this posting by Vic: http://www.geocities.com/j22canada/j22faqCDN.htm#bulkheadrot where he describes how he dealt with a soft bulkhead. Vic - if you're reading this, I'd be interested in a photo or a sketch. How does one make new chainplate clamp plates? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.