Re: [omc-boats] 69 rogue

From: David <odin@...>
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 09:04:32 -0500

No, you can not leave the foam - it will not dry out - I removed the
foam, left it sitting beside my garage for the entire summer, in the
sun, and it never did dry out - the water is locked in!
The foam was injected under a very large press and under a lot of
pressure - don't recall how many pounds - but lots - turns out it was a
poor choice of foam type - of course the floors were all glassed in and
completely covered with glass - leaving only the screw holes for water
seepage - but over the years, especially when left outside and uncovered
- water did the job. Dave

Tom Paquette wrote:

> I would leave the foam and let it air out. I understand it was put in
> under extreme pressure. There is an Evirude brochure on gullwing that
> talks about it. It is
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> <http://www.ultimate.com/omc-boats/gallery/lit.html> dated 1/1/2006
> Scroll down and the brochures actually shopws the manufacturing and
> assembly process in the plant. It helped me a lot...
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> http://www.ultimate.com/omc-boats/gallery/lit.html
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> Mine took about 2-3 weeks to dry out completely. Near the end I put a
> small fan in it and let it run when I was home for air circulation etc.
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> I'm guessing the foam is structural for the flooring. Did yours have
> inch plywood floor with about 4 inch pieces underneath the seams
> running across for seaming the floor?
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> Cant help with the inboard issue as mine is an outboard....
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> We should send each other pictures so we can see our progress.
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> From: owner-omc-boats@...
> [mailto:owner-omc-boats@...] On Behalf Of Bill Desmond
> Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 4:15 PM
> To: omc-boats@...
> Subject: [omc-boats] 69 rogue
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> Well I took out the floor and started getting rid of the foam. It
> doesnt seem that bad so im probably going to keep her. I cant believe
> the weight of the foam. Is there foam under the motor too? Will I have
> to refoam for structural reasons, or is it just a safety issue?
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> Also the tilt gears are binding when it is going up. Anybody have any
> similar problems?
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> Daemian
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