After almost 50 years, the canvas covered decks needed to be redone. Ripping the canvas up went easily, as the glue had lost its purchase.
This pulpit was installed by a previous owner to make anchoring easier. Its style is incongruous with the bow design, so it was eventually removed to expose the bow plate.
With rub rails and toe rails removed, the deck is coated with Gaco, a rubberized compound that has non-skid properties.
All mahogany pieces were stripped and varnished. We contemplated removing the hatch covers which had original canvas underneath them, but decided to pass.