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Post Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:26 am 
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What year were the 225 Osprey's wood free, including the deck? Was the foam blocked under deck, forward of the console, near the gunnel PVC drain, a issue with all the 225 Osprey's or just an occasional build? I am in the process of buying a 2002, 225 Osprey and need to plan on any gremlins that are waiting a few years down the road.

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:32 am 
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Non of them were wood free. The transom is poured composite. Of course the stringer grid is foam filled. The deck should be end grain balsa. Stress points such as the gunwale caps have plywood in them for fastners to attach to. The thing you want check is that all the fastners that pentrate deck and caps are tight and properly bedded. By that I mean sealed. The cores only rot when water is allowed to get into them, and the usual intrusion point is unsealed or loose screws.

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:28 am 
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Wingtime, Thank you for the info. Does anyone have info on the foam blocked drain tubes?

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:49 am 
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Wingtime, Thank you for the info. Does anyone have info on the foam blocked drain tubes?


There's really not much "info", so to speak. The PVC drain tubes will most likely get blocked by a small piece of foam that was left in the hull when the boat got decked. The best thing you can do is try to force a snake through the pipes to dislodge the foam (or maybe break it into smaller pieces so water can push it out)...

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:12 am 
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Bob C ; Thank you for the reply. The drain snake should be the "fix".

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:52 am 
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If you can walk on the deck without any shoes on. If there is a soft spot your bare or socked feet will feel it way before you can feel it with shoes on. Of course a plastic mallet to rap on things helps too. If you don't find any loose or unbedded screws it should be fine. Pay attention to pie plate screws, console mounting screws and of course pedestal or leaning post screws. Those are the usual intrusion points.

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:21 am 
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Wingtime; Thanks again, very good direction on bare feet and plastic mallet.

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:57 pm 
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saltwater man wrote:
Bob C ; Thank you for the reply. The drain snake should be the "fix".


A pressure washer works well if you can get it in there...

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