I apologize for things being slow recently. A severe case of family issues, mandatory overtime, and nothing too exciting going on with Flirt have conspired to keep this blog quiet the past few weeks.
As cold weather approaches, it comes time to seal up my Sea Sprite to keep winter out long enough to let internal work commence. While the Forward hatch is still in place (if rotted) I still need to rebuild the companionway hatch and completely build the Lazerette Hatch. If you remember back to the beginning of summer, I cut a rather large hole in the middle of the aft deck to place this hatch.. now it comes time to seal it up.
I took some foamboard from Staples and cut and fit it to opening to form a lip. I then proceeded to glass it into place and tomorrow I will finish it up and make it look good. The idea is to sandwich it between layers of mahogany so that any water that gets past the wood will not be able to get past the ‘glass. It seems a sound theory and it should strengthen up the aft deck to bring back some stability to where I cut that hole.
Later this week My father and I will be going out to get the wood we need to actually build the hatch