The deck on the 38' Northern Bay has been coated with non-skid. In case you can't tell that is twilight gray that you are seeing, the shadows make it look like 4 or 5 different shades. We were able to prep the deck and the fly bridge (not pictured) at the same time and Dan Jr. was able to get the fly bridge completed Friday afternoon and the deck Saturday morning. The non-skid will extend into the wheelhouse (not sure if the gray will pour up the step into the upper deck or if that step will stay white) and the perimeter might be trimmed with teak to make for a better transition between the gray skid, white gel, and off white paint. These 5 color boats with insane amounts of wood work really make me appreciate the lobster boats that we used to build.
Stainless steel rails from Nautilus Marine Fabrication arrived last week (maybe 10 days ago) and they were quickly installed in their predetermined locations. The bow rail proved to be a little bit of a challenge starting with the screws that need to be used. Because of the size of the holes in the foot pads and the relatively thin plate being used the screws needed to be undercut (flat under the head not V shaped) and since we didn't have any of those screws they needed to be ordered. Then in an attempt to decore the side decks we filled all the holes with an epoxy/filler mix and when we tried to drill it the next day the screws striped the threads out of the holes. To solve this problem we ordered some Plexus and were able to fill all the holes and 24 hours later drill and tap into the waterproof rock hard Plexus. 5200 underwater marine sealant was then put under every foot pad and on every fastener during the installation making this rail extremely durable and water resistant.
Did everyone enjoy the video on the front page, that took so much effort, I hope it was worth it. The Patriots just took the lead in a game that they most definitely should have lost. Bermuda is headed to the shop this week, I'm finishing the sickest companionway door of all times (from the video), hulls should be showing up at the shop any day now (23' Crowley and 38' Northern Bay), and there is interest in building a 28' Wayne Beal. So we're set for winter work.
pats win 25 -24. the perfect season is still a goal.