Floor fitting

Not sure what to call this yoke, it rests on the stringers and forms a base for the cabin sole floor boards. Anyway, it had to come off so that the keel pan could be strengthened, as seen below. It was moulded as a single unit and we had to cut it into three pieces to get it out of the boat and home for cleaning and repairs (a few edges were “stressed” in the removal). Here the main piece has been reinforced with a length of unidirectional glass cloth and epoxy along the main channel (at top).

floor 1

The three pieces have been cleaned, bleached and various holes and nicks filled with white gelcoat filler.

floor 2

Next: install with Sikaflex 291 and then lay the floorboards with velcro strips instead of screws.