I just dragged an old 17 that was buried in a persons garage (deceased estate). I paid next to nothing so I thought it would be good for parts if nothing else.
When I got it home its actually in pretty good shape. The gelcoat was kinda funky, but some wet and dry and they seem to be coming back nicely. But of course, this boat has spent its life on hard rollers so there is a crack in the bottom of the hull (just forward of the rear rollers actually). I just cut a hole for a port hole to get a better look behind the back beam, and there is a huge foam block all the way back in the boat. Is this were it is supposed to be situated? Looks like it was once in a plastic bag that has since deteriorated.
Do I, can I, just get something to move the block forward?
Is the deteriorated bag an issue?
thanks in advance !