[omc-boats] 69 Rogue Hull

From: Thomas Klauber <tklauber@...>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 08:08:00 -0400

I redid the floor in my 69 Rogue about 3 years ago. The entire hull is filled with foam. There are 2 longitudinal stringers and one gray PVC pipe connecting the front "bilge" area to the rear bilge. I used a large Forstner drill bit to remove the foam. Some of it had gotten waterlogged. The stringers go from front to rear.They are not visible and are sheathed in fiberglass mat. They are anchored to the fiberglass hull with fiberglass. Their main purpose I think is to provide rigidity to the hull and more important they are where the engine mounts are supported under the engine compartment deck. The fiberglass floor you see in the engine compartment is over foam and is a separate piece and is glassed in at the edges - I did not touch it. The floor surface is plywood covered with fiberglass. There are screws going through the floor to the stringers. The seats mount to "T" nuts in the reverse side of the plywood. The foam is easy to get out really. It is a 2 part polyurethane foam. Rebuilding is the hard part and really quite simple but you need to take as many measurements/photos before you start and during the disassembly so things will fit back together. Dimensions at the rear hatch and side panels are tight and you don't want to make many mistakes. The wood surrounding my front bilge had rotted and that's what go me started. Email if you need further instructions. Tom

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