Monday, June 22, 2015

Grumman SP145 - Part 1: Nasty old floor

My aluminum boat is in dire need of a new floor. The original floor was carpeted plywood which the previous owner covered with painted plywood. The painted ply held up well but the original floor was turning to dust so it all needed to come out.

The above pic is after I removed the painted plywood, what you see is the original carpeted floor or what remains of it.

The hull bracing and bait well were fastened with aluminum blind rivets so removal was just a matter of drilling out the center and punching them through.

Clean and ready for a new floor.