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1997 capri 2052 deck rot help 29 Aug 2017 16:27 #1

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Ok so i have a capri 2052 with deck rot. I bought the boat cheap like $250 cheap with trailer and both titles. I've started ripping up the rot and have questions. I've searched and found similar posts but I feel like I'm not finding answers I need. The boat has sat for a few years with leaves in it I'm assuming caused the rot. The hull and transom feel and sound solid. What I'm wanting to do with this is make it safe and get some use maybe a season or two and maybe upgrade it to a bigger boat with bigger cabin. So my questions are should i remove the seat bases or does the floor decking meet the bases outer edge? Also when I remove the wet foam should I replace it with more foam? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.



The boat



after pulling carpet



after some cutting and vacuuming


I starting digging into the foam and its wet

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1997 capri 2052 deck rot help 29 Aug 2017 19:45 #2

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Yes, remove the seat bases.
Monohull inboard, inboard/outboard boats less than 20 feet in length must comply
with a flotation system called Basic Flotation.

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1997 capri 2052 deck rot help 29 Aug 2017 21:11 #3

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Your sweat equity will pay big. Check the transom while you are at it. As you reassemble, use marine grade fir and seal it with a soaking type sealer. I like to do all of the fitting then soak the wood with a 50/50 mix of catalized resin and acetone until it won't take any more. As you assemble things use 4200 in the screw holes and if a fastener is going to be where it can't breath use bronze not stainless steel.
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1997 capri 2052 deck rot help 29 Aug 2017 21:59 #4

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thanks for the info on the foam. I know i'm far from needing the foam but where do I get it from? Also on the seat bases would they be just glassed in or is there hardware holding them in and glass?

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1997 capri 2052 deck rot help 29 Aug 2017 23:03 #5

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It looks like the bases are screwed to the deck rather the glassed in. It's also very likely that the screws were not bedded in sealant. As to the foam, you are probably in for internet research to find a type that will shed the water that will be active in the area. It's common to use the two part injection type but care must be given in closed spaces as it will deform the floorboards you have so lovingly installed.

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