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.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Rough fit for the decks
I cut all the parts out for the deck. Now comes the hard part. Getting them all to fit!
I fitted and glued the port deck on. I only used one nail and that is at the extreme front of the bend. It will be covered by the bow chainplate. I used reinforced packing tape and clamps to hole it while the glue sets up. I hope they hold!