How to fill voids in floor

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Old 09-20-20, 07:35 PM
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How to fill voids in floor

The plywood floor of my boat has lost its top ply layer in several areas, 1 - 10-inch diameter. Would Durham's Water Putty be a good product to apply to the voids to make the surface level & smooth?
 
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Old 09-20-20, 11:16 PM
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Please post a picture so we can see what your seeing.
That may fill in a low spot, but will do nothing to address the real issue and not make it water proof.

 
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Old 09-21-20, 06:31 AM
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This is intended to do what I reasonably can to improve things. A whole new floor is in order, but I am not ready to do that. I have applied Elmer's Rotted Wood , and now just want to level things off a bit--so am looking for a way to build up the voids where the top ply layer has flaked off. I need something that will work to fill about 1/16" depressions. I then will apply semi-solid deck stain.

 
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I meant to say I have used Elmer's Rotted Wood Stabilizer.
 
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I honestly wouldn't worry too much about a repair. Instead save your money for replacement. You're not just filling one layer of the plywood, you've got holes all the way through. Plus, now that you've sealed the wood it will be more difficult to get a filler to seal. I'd leave the rotten area exposed so it can dry and slow further rot.
 
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Slap some Bondo on it and use porch and deck paint on it.
Any form of stain would be useless, it would just float on top of the old paint and sealer.
I hope you have this stored under cover, if not waters going to get under that decking and rot out the stringers.
 
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