RE: [omc-boats] 69 rogue

From: jdood <jdood@...>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 09:10:35 -0700

Hi – just joined this group…..nice to see that it’s so active! I have
65’ ( I think) Deluxe project underway and soon hope to get it in the
water. Same problem – soggy foam. The thought of all that water
logged foam sitting in the bottom of my boat really bothers me. May not
be a huge rot issue, but just the extra weight of it annoys me. Might
be faster without it! Until reading these posts, I had planned on
making some access holes, and just letting it air out over a couple
weeks. But it sounds like about the only fix there is is to scrape out
as much foam as you can? Another person asked this too – once all or
most of the foam is gone, does it need to be replaced for safety and/or
buoyancy, or would it be okay to cover everything back up and not
replace the foam? I am going to be re-carpeting soon, so I need to deal
with the issue now, or I may never be able to.
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-omc-boats@... [mailto:owner-omc-boats@...]
On Behalf Of David
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 7:05 AM
To: omc-boats@...
Subject: Re: [omc-boats] 69 rogue
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
Boat <>
ads/literature/brochures dated 1/1/2006 Scroll down and the brochures
actually shopws the manufacturing and assembly process in the plant. It
helped me a lot…
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.
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?
Cant help with the inboard issue as mine is an outboard….
Hope this helps!
We should send each other pictures so we can see our progress.
Charlotte- NC

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
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?
Also the tilt gears are binding when it is going up. Anybody have any
similar problems?
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