W32 interior cabin top sides

  • September 30, 2020 4:34 PM
    Message # 9275583

    I have some water damage to the the cabin top plywood sides from a leak in the large skylight. Does anyone know how thick that plywood is? Just to be clear it's the interior sides where portlights pass through...I know I could just remove one...but I rather not do that just yet.


    Thank you,

    Jason 

    W32 Morning Sun #514

  • October 01, 2020 3:59 PM
    Reply # 9277885 on 9275583

    Hello Jason,    If your boat was finished by Westsail Corp in that area then it is 1/4”.  Both of my W-32’s have been so.  If the boat was owner completed then it is anybody’s guess.  I have seen 3/4” ply in that area, as rediculous as that is.   Good luck,    Dave

  • October 02, 2020 6:41 AM
    Reply # 9278794 on 9277885
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hello Jason,    If your boat was finished by Westsail Corp in that area then it is 1/4”.  Both of my W-32’s have been so.  If the boat was owner completed then it is anybody’s guess.  I have seen 3/4” ply in that area, as rediculous as that is.   Good luck,    Dave


    My W32 is factory built and I've repaired some dry rot below the portholes on the 'cabin top sides' and it was 3/4",

    i.e. (from outside in) gelcoat->fiberglass-> 3/4" plywood->mahogany veneer

  • October 02, 2020 1:59 PM
    Reply # 9279831 on 9275583

    Thank you guys, 

    Looks like I'll just have to pull a port. I also have a factory boat...but it looks like they varied.


    Jason 

  • October 02, 2020 3:39 PM
    Reply # 9279904 on 9275583

    Hello Jason,  in light of this new data it is important that I correct my earlier post.  I can now say definitively that the ply wood is EXACTLY 1/4” to 3/4” probably.  Though that may vary.    At any rate, please get back to us on what you find when you do.  

  • October 28, 2020 3:28 PM
    Reply # 9332118 on 9275583

    I recall using 3/8" mahogany plywood on the interior of the cabin sides over the fiberglass when I was Production Manager.  But I did leave the company in late 1974, and who knows what they did after I left.  If the plywood is in poor condition, l would recommend sealing it with saturating epoxy resin, the gluing on a doorskin of a suitable wood, or glue on formica.

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