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.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
I put on the last coat of spar urethane. I used the Helmsman brand. That makes a total of 8 coats. Next up is reinstalling the hardware. I should have the boat race ready by next week.