Originally Posted by Baggiolini
Stringer replacement, I've had nightmares about that, tell us more
We have one more week of our summer cruise. The pictures are on my other computer. Will post when we get home.
The gist was bad stringers.
1. Lay the sawzall along the hull with a long blade and cut the old ones out. 2. Grind the glass clean.
3. Laminate three layers of 3/4" plywood with staggered joints.
4. Bond in place with vinylester bonding compound
5. Glass over all with three layers of cloth in vinylester resin.
That was 4 stringers 2 about 14' long, 2 8 ish feet long. Did the same under the fuel tanks when I removed them to repair leaks.
Had replaced the stringers forward of the engine room years earlier. In all, we that is to say I replaced all the stringers on our 37' (former) trawler.
Don't buy a cheap boat.