Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor locker floor rotten


Hi Miles

Many thanks. I don’t think it would be very difficult. Make a template, laminate 2x6mm together, instal and screw to old flange. Glass in tabbing around the section and then the entire piece. Should be solid as all heck. I’l like to see some other SM to see what I’m aiming for though.. 

Going to make plans to see the boat and establish if it is worthwhile based on price vs cost of work.. Just hope the owner is realistic! 



On 6 Jan 2018, at 19:06, 'Miles Bidwell' milesbid@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi James,

This is not an unusual issue with older SMs.  In Martinique Amel has a person who specializes in the repair.  He cuts out the old floor and drops in a new perfectly fitting new one.  It is a quick and (I am told) not expensive procedure.  For those whose floors are still good, opening the front water tight compartment door whenever the boat is  left for some time, will delay or prevent the issue.  I also spray the wood floor with an anti-mold solution every year or so and the floors are solid after 19 years. 

Good luck,


S/Y Ladybug, SM 216 now in Port du Marin, Martinique

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