Continuing my removal of the original [read old and moldy] carpet and padding on the interior walls, I made my way into the main cabin. On the port side, there’s a shelf. When I removed the carpet from it, I discovered an area of rot in the plywood. Thankfully, this area is not as bad as the V-berth rot [see this post, and this one] and appears to be old, not currently moist like the V-berth.  Replacing this shelf shouldn’t be too much of an issue, but I have a question for those of you who might have experience. The plywood shelf appears to be fiberglassed into a fiberglass lip that extends out from the side wall of the hull [see last photo].  Anyone have any experience in how best to handle this replacement?

 

Photos:

Port side cabin wall

Port side cabin wall forward

 

Port side cabin wall aft

Port side cabin wall aft

Rotted shelf - port side

Rotted shelf – port side

The wood shelf is fiberglassed right into the wall

The wood shelf is fiberglassed right into the wall via a lip