Today the remaining decking was removed from the ’87 Manitou pontoon boat. A few pieces had significant rot, with one spot completely rotted through. I’ll haul these 4 sheets of old plywood decking to the dump next weekend.
With the boat down to the bare aluminum, I was able to inspect the structure for damage or stress cracks. It looked good, except for one area where a prior owner decided it was appropriate to cut through an aluminum cross member. I’ll have to cut some aluminum bar stock that I have in the garage and bolt it into this section.
Next week I’ll be cleaning the aluminum and starting the rebuild – stay tuned!