I bought a 1971 Caravel
. 18'. It had lino everywhere but the bath. The seller said floor was sound except in the bathroom. Well . . . have pulled apart the bathroom and put it back together again. Then pulled the lino and found there is pretty bad rot around the door and maybe a couple feet back from the door. This is Florida, so I guess that's to be expected. And I guess, in retrospect, the thing should have had a full off frame restoration.
Question: Is there any hope of fixing the edges and around the door, or is it better to pull the whole front section floor and replace it. Looks like I'll need to get someone to do some welding as well. Sigh.
I've attached some photos. Had trouble with them. My phone doesn't seem to do anything at all wide angle . . . seems to be stuck at 1.4X magnification minimum. Hope these are sufficient to show problem. It looks like someone has done a half-dash repair previously. The bottom rail of the cross member in front of the door is rusted through in one place. The C channel is rusty.
p.s. My intent is to sell the thing. I've discovered that 18' is not big enough for my purposes.