Re: [omc-boats] 69 rogue

From: David <odin@...>
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 16:56:40 -0500

Tom, Some of the sterndrive models have visable stringers and many don't
- my 1970 Johnson has visable stringers only in the engine compartment -
you can't tell if they run forward of the engine compartment, but I
assume they do. I know that all models depended on the foam to add
rigidity to the entire hull and that, coupled with the top decks being
glassed on, gave the boats great rigidity for rough going. Dave

Tom Paquette wrote:

> Hi Dave,
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> Do the inboards have visible stringers? I don't see any stringers in
> my outboard sport14 all I see foam. I know there are glass stringers
> somewhere under the foam but the floor most certainly doesn't attach
> to them on mine. So I may be off a little in the Inboard stringer
> conversation as to leaving the foam. I would guess if the stringers
> are visible and the floor attached to them then the foam in the I/O is
> for collision buoyancy safety...
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> From: owner-omc-boats@...
> [mailto:owner-omc-boats@...] On Behalf Of jdood
> Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 12:11 PM
> To: omc-boats@...
> Subject: RE: [omc-boats] 69 rogue
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> 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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> Tom Paquette wrote:
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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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> Hope this helps!
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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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> Charlotte- NC
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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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