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  1. Thanks! That is the same exact problem I am having. What did you connect the brackets to? It seems like the wood is being held into place by the top layer of fiberglass that connects directly to the hull. I am really worried about accidently damaging the hull itself but something has to be done because, like yours, the wood is powder in that area.
  2. I believe so. They run down the side of the boat between the floor and the top sides of the boat (gunnel?)
  3. The damage is above the floor. It is about half way up the side of the boat.
  4. I hear ya but it has been a good little boat so far. If it is going to be super expensive I'm not going to mess with it.
  5. Hi All, I have a 1987 187XL that I have had for about a year. I just had it winterized for the season and want to do some cosmetic type repairs over the winter. Being that the boat is pushing 35 years old a lot of the wood is starting to rot out in areas. (I put new seats in this year because the originals had rotten seat bases.) One of the areas that needs to be replaced is a shelving like area that runs down the inside of the boat. It is where the cup holders are next to the driver and passenger seats. There is an area of the shelve that has a teak step on it and the wood from underne
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