This blog is about the restoration of a 1963 Fletcher Cates Moth boat. The boat was made in Haddenfield NJ. By Blair Fletcher. Blair Owed Fletcher Marine and made many boats for the Moth fleets of Southern NJ. I sailed against these boats with a Cates design by Carl Patterson. I built my Cates at Pattersons' shop around the same time this boat was under construction. This picture was taken September 1965. It's me in my Patterson Cates.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
It took some time but I finally got the interior stained. It took a lot of stripper, sandpaper and scraped knuckles. I decided to do the entire inside the same color stain. I used red mahogany because that's the kind of wood it is. I also stained the stringers. They are a different wood but I could not get all the varnish off and they were blotchy. Now we can start building!