Odduck: Adventures in Boat Restoration
At the end of my last post, I was rehabbing from knee surgery, which put a big crimp in my progress. Then, just as I started to move forward, I slammed a car door on two fingers of my working hand, which required 11 stitches and more time off. Much of that recovery time came during a period of great weather. That was a loss, as the boat is still not under permanent cover. I finally got back to work and, of course, the heat indexes rose into the three-digit range. My focus was on installing new decking. The cabin was a straightforward job, laying in a 1/2-inch plywood panel after just painting it with a porch and deck enamel. I used the original stainless-steel truss head screws driven into the aluminum framing. Those screws have a very low dome for usage where a...