Yup, gonna strip the whole enchilada down before we start fixing her up. Deck and hull
The deck is cored with 1/4" end-grain balsa. Soft areas are the entire bow forward of the shrouds, both sidedecks midships under the "toejammers"(which ARE NOT going back! why couldn't the bastard use the cars for the jib
), portside cockpit
bench fwd of the lazarette, stern deck starboard of the aft lazarette, and the entire cockpit
sole. I am thinking of some new drastic actions with the recore job. 1/4" core
is all? I may go back with epoxy
mat, the bugger'll never break again. Most of the damage is from the deck hardware
improper/inadequate/old bedding or none at all (toejammers). Removal
will be on top as there is just too much area to be redone. May do the whole thing. It's gonna be a long winter.....
...is in pretty good shape. It's got that tarry gasket
material (butyl?) and doesn't leak (Thank God, about the only thing that doesn't) and all the bolts are tight. Got a little work to do on the ribbing to fix a bit of rot
from the stanchion leaks
. Probably use CPES then close it up in roving.