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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    86 ebbtide

    Hello, I am new to replacing a floor on a ski boat. I am a mechanic by trade, and love to have a project to work on. I recently bought an 86 ebbtide, that turns out to be very rotten. I have all the decking, stringers and bulkheads cut out and i'm ready to start cutting out the engine mounts and the transom once i get that engine hoist. I want to do this floor replacement the right way, so i'm doing it one step at a time. The thing that I'm stuck on right now is the floor under the open bow. How do I get under that thing with out having to cut it out of my way. I was able to cut the stringers out with a cut off wheel on the grinder by laying down on the bottom if the hull, but the edges of that piece of decking is almost impossible to reach with any type of cutting tool, much less a grinder to clean out all the old glass. Any help that you can give is greatly appreciated, cause i'm not quite sure which way I should go.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Have you tried a Fein Multimaster, not as fast as a grinder but gets into places where no man has gone before. http://www.noahsmarine.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=FEINMMSTARTQ
    As for prepping the surface, a 24 grit disk glued to a stick is better than nothing.


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