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    Laser Cockpit deck repair...soft areas and cracks - Anybody done this?

    Are you saying the fiberglass has delaminated from the foam core or that possibly the foam core has deteriorated for whatever reasons and is the reason for the gap? Also, the core is not plywood it is foam? I was assuming it was plywood. In either case a gap exists so your solution is to...
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    Laser Cockpit deck repair...soft areas and cracks - Anybody done this?

    To answer your question the fiberglass itself does appear to be cracked as well as just gelcoat on the non-skid. What I mean by a water catch is that filling the area under the cockpit with a solid material would prevent any easy escape of water entering the inside of the hull from flowing to...
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    Laser Cockpit deck repair...soft areas and cracks - Anybody done this?

    After further investigation with a lighted telescoping mirror I felt my way along the side of the plywood stringer and it feels like (I could not see at that angle) the wood extends all the way across the center of the cockpit and tapers down near the drain hole end, but I could not feel a gap...
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    Laser Cockpit deck repair...soft areas and cracks - Anybody done this?

    Thanks again for your reply. I knew the question of talking to your glass guy was a long shot, but didn't realize we'd have a language barrier as well. That is funny. Good luck getting your bailer repaired and anything he possibly remembers about the cockpit repair would be very welcome info...
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    Laser Cockpit deck repair...soft areas and cracks - Anybody done this?

    Thanks LaLi for you advice. By discussing this issue with folks that have had boat repair experience, the suggestion of injecting foam/resin and fibers is similar to simply injecting foam, but probably a better mix. This was also mentioned as a possible fix. Since I am a professional...
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    Laser Cockpit deck repair...soft areas and cracks - Anybody done this?

    I recently purchased what I believe is an 89' Laser (SN PSBD7062F989). Other than the usual nicks and spider cracks here and there, it seems to be in good shape except for the cockpit deck. The previous owner attempted a repair with one layer of fiberglass and what appears to be red epoxy...
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    Help!... I Think I Bought a Project!

    Hi Salty, did you ever repair the cockpit and what was the solution? I recently purchased an 89 Laser with soft spots on the deck of the cockpit similar to what you described. I have searched the forum and yours it about the only post that indicates similar issues to what my boat is plagued...
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