All the decks were in extremely poor condition. They all leaked and needed immediate attention.
The large grey area on the upper deck was removed and a new multi layer covering applied.This work effectively sealed all the are above the saloon and foyer and made it water tight.
At the same time all the upper deck hand rails were removed and the upper deck completely re-caulked. The caulking was done properly with all the old Sika removed, the joints were then routed to expose new wood, they were then cleaned with acetone, bond breaking tape inserted and new black Sikaflex 900i inserted. This was left to cure and was then sanded back to bare wood.
The deck was then coated with Awlwood yellow followed by 5 coats of Awlwood gloss. There are still another 7 coats of gloss needed to complete the job. Light sanding between coats.
The main deck was treated in the same way as was the top rear deck and the rear bottom deck.
All decks are now waterproof and properly caulked. Continue reading “Decks, Lockers & Seats”