THis diving board was installed prior to our buying the house 10 yrs ago. The bolts got pretty rusted and I removed them (hacksaw) and was surprised to see that the core of the board is wooden, but the rearmost wood has rotted out where water got to it through the bolt holes. The fiberglass is a bit chewed up too.
I have several questions:
1. Can I just reinstall the board as is, without regard for the rotted wood? The place where the board makes contact with the support is pretty solid.
2. Should I consider filling the void with fiberglass resin where the wood has rotted? Would it be brittle without glass and just crack and fall out over time?
3. What are the pair of more rearward holes for? They had bolts in them too, but obviously weren't attached to anything. They aren't for an alternative support location, because the contour of the underside of the board was clearly made for attaching to a support using the more forward pair of holes
4. A pressure washing is obviously in order, but prior washings haven't done much to clean the board, even with jomax. If I paint it, what paint to use? Will that "smooth over" the grit that keeps divers from slipping?
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