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J80 Aft Bulkhead Rot

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Does anyone have any information on the aft bulkhead on a J80, the one under the cockpit.  Are these prone to rotting?  Ran across a 6 year boat where the bulkhead is showing some signs of rotting, very soft, and showing elevated levels of moisture. 

Is this common?  What would the fix be.  Any idea of a cost associated with the fix?

2nd picture is looking aft from the inspection door.

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Never seen that before.  That area is always totally bone dry.  Must have a deck fitting leak or an aft ventilation port left open or broken for a long time.  Also strange to see that giant inspection port. the right fix would be to replace the entire bulkhead.  Not super complicated in the grand scheme.  How does your time/money matrix look?

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Seems a bit extreme for a 6 yr old boat - if your really interested in it a survey would be good idea.

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Not totally un common. Saw a boat this summer with the exact same issue. The replacement is not hard, just time consuming. 

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Looks like water was getting in from a loose inspection port.  Had two individuals go through the boat.  Hull is completely dry.

This boat was a US Watercraft build, Chinese hull. 

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