So embarked on removing the flotation foam on the Quickwater. Some of you may know I had an explosion on the boat from gas fumes about 3 weeks ago and resulting from that I'm in the process of removing & replacing the fuel tank, rewiring, replacing the wheelhouse deck as I had to pull it anyway to inspect belowdecks. Found the factory plywood vinyl covered deck to be somewhat waterlogged so the old is out.
Had a welder friend of mine inspect the boat and determined the old gal was more than worth putting the effort into getting her back in action.
I'll post pics but just in starting to remove the foam I'm already seeing some water soaked stuff below the helm area and I expect that's going to be more and more an issue working aft.
Tools of choice? A Sawzall and flat pry bar. It's going to be a whole lotta fun but seeing what's going on its pretty obvious the foam has to come out and that makes me think about the thousands of Hewescrafts & other factory boats out there.