I've recently acquired a 1968
Tradewind 24T and am in the process of gutting it to start remodeling.
It was the victim of a half-hearted attempt by previous owners and I am going to have to remove essentially everything and start from scratch.
The forward end cap was "butchered" to add a "custom" cabinet. I removed the cabinet this morning expecting to see support ribs that I could attach new aluminum skins to, but it looks like support ribs were not used behind the end-caps.
Any suggestions how to create enough of a stand-off to allow insulation and the attachment of the interior panels? My initial though is to use aluminum square tubing and bend it on a tube-bender to match the arc and then use an adhesive to hold it in place.
Any thoughts or ideas are appreciated.
I will have several more questions as I work through this project since I have a laundry list of items to replace:
- Holding tanks (replacing all of the plumbing and adding grey water tank)
- all electrical
- all appliances
- basically everything
Thanks in advance for the help,