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I have a boat wooden the outside is fibberglassed over the wooden planks of the boat.In the bilge 3 1x6 planks (inches) 0n each side of the keel have a high moisture content and are becoming soft. The problem is these planks on the outside are fiberglassed as part of the entire process of fiberglassing I have acces to bilge by removing the floor ok now how do i get 90% moisture out of this wood.

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The best way you can do this is by cutting out the moist or rotten wood and then replacing it with better one and coating it back with fibreglass

Determine the extent of the damage. If it is just a small hole, you may get away with just boring out the hole, attaching a screen and applying gel coat to the surface. It may be slightly bumpy, but with wear and a good match in gel coat color, it will hardly show after use.

If the damage requires complete repair,draw a line where you will make the cut and follow these steps

1.Pull the boat out of the water and put it up on a dry dock.

2.Cut the top off the transom and remove the wood. Use the removed piece as a pattern to cut a new piece. If the fiberglass is not damaged, replacing rotten wood inside the transom can be another quick way to make repairs that will help your boat last much longer.

3.Apply a stitchmat or fabmat over the wood if you need to replace the entire transom. Roll out the bubbles. Put fiberglass on top of that and sand the edges.

4.Check the size against the boat before putting on the finishing touches.
Then insert the transom back onto the boat and seal with adhesives.

5.Sand the glass and attach hardware. Polish to a gleam,

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