I just bought an old fixer-upper myself. I had to replace the wood between the layers of fiberglass
on the fore deck where she had broken her mooring hardware
. I cut away the top layer of glass, dug out, then replaced, the rotten wood, 2 layers of fiberglass
cloth/3 of resin. I then put a new deck on top of that. i used 12"PT plywood
. Underneath, I put a PT 2 X 6 running the length of the fore deck, so the cleats
will be bolted through the new plywood
, the original deck, AND the 2 x 6. I fiberglassed over the new wood as well, and made a faux gel coat of resin, baby powder, and white pigment. (Gel coat is very expensive, and I won't be ready to paint
for a long time/ I wanted her white. I needed the thick, pasty quality of the gel. It worked pretty good.
I found a product called Kiwi to use for easy ant-skid surfacing.
Anti-skid Boat Decks from Pachena LLC - KiwiGrip anti-slip deck coating
I plan on trying it, or possibly just coming up with a home recipe to do something similar. I am a sculptor, so have a lot of experience with "making stuff". I will add pics of my project
as I move forward, so check it out in my gallery.
Good luck, and most of all, ENJOY !!