Re: [omc-boats] 69 rogue

From: jdhanson <jdhanson@...>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 10:44:13 -0700

Yes, Dave is right. Don't leave the old foam in. Even if you were able
to dry out the foam. (which could take years to dry!!!!) You would not
want the old foam, because it is now a sponge.
If you ever get any leaks or seepage you will be back where you are
now.... The newer foams are much better and will not absorb water!!!
  Dave - from San Deigo

On Jun 8, 2006, at 7:04 AM, David wrote:

> 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
>> ¼ 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.
>> Tom
>> 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?
>> Daemian
>>  __________________________________________________
>> Do You Yahoo!?
>> Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around

To get off this list send mail to omc-boats-unsubscribe@...
Received on Thursday, 8 June 2006

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : Tuesday, 29 July 2014 EDT