Re: [omc-boats] 69 rogue

From: David <odin@...>
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 12:51:43 -0500

You absolutely must replace the foam - it is a key to the structural
aspect of the hull and prevents the glass from cracking or crazing - I
have cut round holes, about 8" in diameter, and about 20" apart in the
floor, dug out as much foam as possible and then injected foam back in -
I let the excess foam billow out then cut it off and glassed in the
round cut outs - worked very well. Dave

jdood wrote:

> 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.
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> -----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
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> 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
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> 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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> Boat ads/literature/brochures
> <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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> Tom
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> From: owner-omc-boats@... <mailto:omc-boats@...>
> [mailto:owner-omc-boats@... <mailto:omc-boats@...>]
> On Behalf Of Bill Desmond
> Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 4:15 PM
> To: omc-boats@... <mailto: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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