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Subject: Boat Deck Repair

Date: November 2006

Note: All images can be seen in a larger version by clicking on them.

Soft spots on decks almost always mean a deteriorated deck core, and one of our customers kindly sent us these pictures of a deck repair. He considered repairing it from underneath, but considering the problems of working against gravity he decided instead to repair from above and then overlay the old decking with new CPES*-treated plywood. He also used our Fill-It Epoxy Filler* and our Layup & Laminating Resin*.

1 - Problem areas opened and treated

1. The problem areas are being opened and the damage revealed. The bad wood was removed and the areas saturated with CPES* (Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer).

2 - New plywood treated and glassed in

2. New CPES*-treated plywood is glassed in with our Layup & Laminating Resin*.

3 - New plywood overlay installed

3. A new plywood overlay is being installed.

4 - Seams fill with Fill-it

4. Seams are filled with our Fill-It Epoxy Filler*.

5 - Extra reinforcement and protection is added for most stress areas

5. Extra reinforcement and protection is added to areas that will receive the most stress.

6 - First coat of Elastuff 120

6. The first coat of our Elastuff 120 is applied.

7 - First coat of Rhino Top

7. The first of several coats of Rhino Top is applied over the Elastuff 120. The final Rhino Top coating had silica sand mixed in for a non-skid surface.

8 - First coat of Brightside on dash and sides

8. The first coat of Brightsides paint is applied to dash and to the sides. The repair is basically finished. A job well-done!

UPDATE: July 2011

5 year update

I am the customer who did the deck repair pictured on your website on the Marine Trader Flybridge. I would like to say it has been 5 years since the repair and it’s still in great shape. All I do is re-coat the top every couple of years to keep it looking good which I am going to order the Rhino top to do now. I attached a picture where I painted the top with a porch paint in January but am not pleased with the paint so I am back to the Rhino!

Thanks for your products.
Bob H

* These products are unavailable, we are selling comparable products that will perform these same tasks. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance with which products to use.

Have questions?

Contact us by phone 206-364-2155 or e-mail (send us your pictures) at drrot@rotdoctor.com and we will gladly answer questions about our products or how to apply them. With 20+ years of experience and many more in the boating and construction industries, not much surprises us. We are here to help our customers solve their issues. Let us help you to not have any surprises in your repair project.

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