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    Deck Repair Bayliner 175

    2007 Bayliner 175 that we have had now for two seasons. Appears to have been well maintained. The carpet was rotting and torn, so I ripped it up, but my questions is, What now? I really don't want to put carpet back. The deck appears to be in decent shape, but there is some delaminated plywood toward the stern. Do I coat it with resin and then add an additional layer or two of fiberglass and then paint over it with something like KiwiGrip, Durabak, or TotalBoat TotalTread, etc? Do I need to replace the deck where it is delaminating? And what am I looking at in the holds/hatches that has cracked? In the stern storage compartment the topcoat has delaminated off the underlying wood, which appears solid to poking, but do I need to address these cracks so that the underlying structure doesn't take in water? I'm probably going to do this myself if it's a reasonable project (and won't take me a couple of years to finish!), but I'm not in for cutting out and replacing portions of the deck if that's what is needed. Any suggestions, opinions, or previous experiences would be much appreciated. Thanks, Shawn
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    These plywood floor structures are always going to be susceptible to moisture and eventual failure as a result, they were never sealed very well to begin with. The bilge side of that floor structure is likely in the same condition. If your plywood is still solid I’d suggest you thoroughly dry it and seal it up with epoxy resin and possibly a layer or two of glass then try your best to keep things dry.
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      What Dave said. FWIW we put down Kiwigrip using the roller that comes in the kit and found that to be a bit hard on bare feet and knees. The plan is to recoat it in the spring because the white we bought is too white. We’ll use a knap roller for a texture more like the decks.
      P/C Pete
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