Leave a Comment

Hatching a plan

First I cut a big hole in the aft deck of Flirt, then I cut off the “rail” that ran across her stern. I do not need to tell you how flimsy this made her 50+ year old ‘glass. To say she was a bit flimsy back there would be the understatement of the year.

To address this issue, I backed the deck with a 1/8″ sheet of ply. First I cut the opening in it to 22×18 to give the opening a 1 inch gap between it and the actual opening in the deck. I then sliced and diced it to fit neatly under the ‘glass. From there it was the fun stuff…

Chip brush employed and clamps held ready, I brushed resin over the ply till it looked like a finely varnished piece of wood, then while still wet, I clamped it to the underside of the deck. A few hours of drying and I could get to work applying resin and ‘glass to cover it from stem to stern and side to side, making it one with the deck and sealed from the elements. I can now stand on the deck and it only gives a little.

I love doing positive work instead of negative

This entry was posted in: Uncategorized


A long time sailor who has been away from the water for too long, I am working hard to bring an old and abused boat back to life. When not working on my boat, I can often be found working as a Stage Hand in Atlantic City or just out and about on my Mountain Bike. I really come off as a quiet and boring person when people first meet me.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s