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.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Back on track
I got all the nasty varnish off the boat. Not using that stuff anymore. The way to go is urethane. It looks as good, has as good or better UV protection, and it goes on easy. Not to mention it's 1/3 the cost.