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.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Ready for the deck
I finished up the restoration of the interior of the boat. I'll put another coat of varnish when the weather cooperates.
On our way back from babysitting our new granddaughter I stopped off at CLC and picked up two sheets of Sapele mahogany. The jury is still out on this stuff. Normally I use ocume ply. Ocume is light weight and gives a very nice finish. I chose Sapele for this project because I wanted a darker color on deck without using stain. Time will tell.