Need suggestions on removing foam

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« on: September 10, 2017, 02:39:23 PM »
I have a 75 Hallett bubble deck. The Bow hook broke, went to replace it, found that somebody had foamed underneath the deck. Need suggestions on how to remove that foam so that I can get to the bow hook to replace it


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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 02:47:42 PM »
I have a 75 Hallett bubble deck. The Bow hook broke, went to replace it, found that somebody had foamed underneath the deck. Need suggestions on how to remove that foam so that I can get to the bow hook to replace it


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Never done it personally but a few threads on here about doing it. Looks like a major pain in the ass! Cut it out chunk by chunk work your way forward. Several boat builders did this to keep the nose above water sould the unspeakable ever happen. Good luck with it.

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 03:25:11 PM »
I just removed the foam from my hallett. I used a sawzall, square point, and round point shovel. It may not be as full as you think. Mine had big almost balloon like plastic fillers inside also. So it was not completely full of foam. I think I filled two or three 33 gallon trash bags. That shit gets everywhere, have a shop vac handy.


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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 03:31:46 PM »
My bow was cut for a pop up light for easy access to the bow eye


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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 09:52:24 PM »
http://www.performanceboats.com/paint-fiberglass-repair/2225-bulkhead.html

Here's a thread that kind of shows what my Tahiti was like.

Mine was a foam block that I cut into about 4 pieces and it came right out. But it looks like you have a wood bulkhead and that might make it a bit tougher. I would get the longest knife you can get, and just start cutting chunks out. Hopefully, it's not stuck to the hull.

Wear gloves, long shirt, and a mask if you have to dig that stuff out. I was itching for a couple of days after.

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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 06:29:33 AM »
Pressure washer then let dry and shop vac makes a big mess but deff the easiest way for sure

 


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