This is a little project (saying that guarantees it will take a long time to accomplish) that is hidden beneath the companionway slider. Take a look:
The underside is grungy. Needs new paint. It also needs to have those little black points of graphite-filled epoxy resin sanded smooth. These are the penetration points for spacer screws used to maintain the 1/8″ distance between deck lathes on top of the hatch.
The plywood core of the slider was mush. This seemed to be an attractive way to fix it (sorry for the poor-quality photo). It’s very sturdy now, but I failed to finish up the project on the inside. There wasn’t much by way of reminder to do so, as when we are on board that part of the boat isn’t very noticeable, mostly because the hatch is typically open.
So it’s a sand-and-paint at the pier kind of project. I’ll feel better when it’s cleaned up and looking as nice as the rest of the interior.