Pylasteki is a 1961 Pearson Triton sailboat. She is one of my personal project boats... I am rebuilding her as a blue water cruiser.

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Back burner...

Well not really the back burner... but I have been trying to find pots that fit my sea swing stove!

Spent a few hours this weekend cleaning out Pylasteki and tracking down water leaks.

I've come to the realization that it is going to be quite difficult and uncomfortable to recore the deck while sitting on the side decks. Triton owners and those familiar with them will know that the 18 inch, tapering to 13 inch side decks don't leave a whole lot of room to sit down while working... and the barge at the boat yard is almost as long as Pylasteki! Dinky is small enough that I'm not fond of hanging over the side with power tools...

I'm going to give it a try from the inside. The inner skin is fairly thin on my boat, so it is not self supporting without the outer skin... meaning it needs a lot of support inside to hold onto the camber of the deck. I think it'll yield a stronger installation than what was stock. However, I'll need a tyvec suit (green house) and swimming goggles... lest I become a resin head.

Anyone have tips for fiberglassing overhead? Did you do two stages, the first with the balsa wood and after it cured, a coat of fiberglass? It'd be a real trick to vacuum bag it, but I'm not certain how to seal it around the toe rail.

Thanks for any thoughts!