OK, OK. So I have a '79 18, and yes the foam has compressed. During a recent capsize, there was some unsettling cracking when standing on the port hull, though no penetration.
I've scoured most of the forum for postings on repairs, but haven't been able to find any information about fixing hull sides that have delammed. I have, however, use West System 105 Epoxy + hardener + 404 hi density filler + a syringe and injected it into the side at some of the softer spots to some success. Depending on the response, that's my plan of attack.
Any with experience in side repair have any comments? Is it really worth trying to repair the sides? For that matter, is it safe? Trying to get a consensus.
I'm not afraid of repairs, but I don't want to go too far down the road if its not a good idea.
And if it's not a good idea, I guess I'll part the boat, because I wouldn't be comfortable selling it to anyone else. (That's how I ended up with it.)