Before photos, exterior

Here are some before pictures to reference our starting point. The worst of it is she needs half a dozen planks each side, a lot of “bleeding” fasteners dealt with, and serious work on the front half of the decks.

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Parts of the foredeck were spongy, and it was all covered in every bright idea in deck coating since the 1980’s, about six different materials in all.

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I love the ghost in the window in this picture.

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It’s Celeste, but it’s hard to see her through all the spider webs.

Here’s a look at things topside:

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And where the decks are stepped is pretty spooky, this will need some attention:

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The good news is that the entire stern was rebuilt less than a decade ago, and it is purpleheart about a foot thick. Along with that project the leaky aft decks were replaced with two layers of marine plywood and a very professionally done fiberglass job. But there’s plenty in the above pictures to keep me busy for a while.

Here’s a picture of the rebuilt stern – the plywood rub rail is a temporary feature and will have to be replaced around the entire vessel.

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