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Replying to:Advice on repairing RL24 cockpit sole
I am a newbie, so hope this is correct use of this forum. Have just purchased RL24 No 198. Think it was built in 1977 or 78 (SK mark 2). It has original tapered mast and outboard well. It has some delamination in the cockpit floor. The sponginess is restricted to the port side rear ( approx 30cm by 60cm) of cockpit floor and many fine cracks. It also has some crackles/creaking and gelcoat cracking in cockpit sole aft of cabin gangway though sounds solid and is firm here and elsewhere. How serious is this problem? Any suggestions on a fix? I have read about a method of drilling holes in outer layer of delaminate and syringing epoxy in after drying core. Anyone had luck with this method? Was balsa used as core in RL cockpit floors? This aside, I think she is a sound boat for her age. Looking forward to a first sail after some maintenance is sorted. Any advice appreciated. Regards Ron