The Rot Doctor


Subject: Rot on a '77 Glastron Sea Fury
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000

I recently acquired a '77 Glastron Sea Fury V208. The deck is composed of three strips; one center strip and two side strips. These strips are made of molded fiberglass with plywood glassed in underneath for support. On the port side, the manufacturer drilled holes into the fiberglass to mount the passenger seat and water has gotten into these holes and rotted the wood underneath. The panel will not hold any weight and makes cracking sounds when stepped on. It would be extremely difficult to pull these side panels out without removing the entire top. Will your products fix the rotten wood? If so, how would I use them?
David H.


I know exactly the problem you face.

Without tearing everything up, the easiest way to do this is to drill some access holes in and around the affected area, squirt in CPES (Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer), leave it for a couple of weeks so the carrier solvents can evaporate away, and then go back with a still-fluid mix of our Layup & Laminating Resin and sawdust (or Cabosil, talc...whatever) and flood the area. It'll cure hard in 24 hours and then you can take some epoxy filler and seal the holes closed.

It'll be hard as iron, now.

How much stuff you'll need will depend entirely on the size of the area. Two quarts of the CPES would probably be plenty. For the Layup & Laminating Resin it'll all depend on the area to be filled...strictly a volume issue. Our L&L Resin is VERY slow setting, and that's what you need for the product to migrate to all vacant areas. Twelve ounces of the Epoxy Filler should be plenty to close all access holes.

Come on back if you have additional questions. We'll help in any way we can.