[omc-boats] foam gone wild - OMC Deluxe defoaming

From: jdood <jdood@...>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 23:37:32 -0800


Well, I did it - took the plunge into the great unknown tonight - and
performed some surgery on my floor. I tried the 10" hole method to
start off, but that quickly developed into a 4' x 6' rectangle shape
being cut out of my floor. The mysterious foam was nothing like what I
had imagined. I thought it would be just saturated an come out in huge
gooey handfuls. Actually, in my case atleast, it was like chipping
away at a gigantic granny smith apple. That was the consistency of my
foam. And maybe I am lucky, but it looks like just the back 1/2 of the
boat got wet. Under the front seats was dry. Considering it's
condition when I bought it, I can't believe it wasn't worse. So now I
have this big 4'x 6' void to soon be filled with foam. I thought about
going the extra mile and cutting into the areas on the sides of the
engine compartment, but I am going leave it. again maybe just in my
case, but it looks like the foam issue is more of a weight thing than
anything. I was walking around on the water soaked foam before taking
it out. No sag or softness - it was solid. My stringers are glassed
in and didn't get wet at all. The underside of the flooring actually
wasn't too bad either. Looks like they put some resin over the foam
before putting on the floor way back when. Kind of protected the wood.
So all and all I probably took out about 150lbs of soggyness. Was
hoping for more. But glad it's not too soggy. I'm sure under the
engine isn't good, but oh well - I will take my chances. I tilted the
boat forward and am going to see if any water will work its way towards
the bow. I guess now I will just let it sit and dry for a couple
weeks before re-foaming.


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