Build Date: October 2018

The decks I built the previous summer had spent a few months in the sun while being stored on the trailer. And the epoxy finish had checked badly. I thought the UV-stable epoxy from Duckworks had failed. But some research told me that Douglas Fir plywood always checks and should be covered in fiberglass.

Checked Surface on the Decks

So I set about adding fiberglass to all four decks. I added fillets along the stiffeners in the center of each deck so that the fiberglass would have a smooth bend. With the glass glued down, I added three more coats of epoxy and sprinkled non-skid powder into the last coat. I used a UV-resistant epoxy from Raka.

Side Deck Glass Laid Out

Side Deck Glass Glued Down

Center Deck

Fore Deck

Decks Complete

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