After a week of grinding, cutting and digging out the seacocks which were fiber glassed over and screwed in, as they did in the 70s, and in between rain, I tryed out my newly acquired fiber glassing skills, for the old holes and filled the screw holes with dyno glass, here’s hoping I did a good job, next is too fiberglass the inside and drill new holes and put in new thru hulls and seacocks, after 43 years they were starting to fail and some were bleeding rust. I have to admit it was a bigger project then I anticipated, and I was not sure if I could do it, but with the guidance of my guys in the yard ( thanks guys! ) I’m half way through and feeling a lot more positive about everything.
Its amazing, how strong boats built in the 1970s are, as it was before the oil embargo and they knew how to build boats back then, solid, and as brad says, your not going to sit down on a seat inside and fall through the floor. Yemaya is one solid boat.
here are some pictures, showing some of the process. Enjoy!