After receiving two decking enquiries for Westerly Corsairs, both jobs turned out brilliantly. Therefore, making one of the Westerly’s, Sea Rose our Deck Of The Month.
Sea Rose, a stunning 36ft Westerly Corsair was built in 1985 and bought by her proud owners in 1998. They mainly used Sea Rose for pleasure sailing and spending most of their time sailing her for family holidays. They cruised extensively through places along the south coast of the UK, Southern Ireland and Brittany. Sadly, her decks were starting to become discoloured, chipped and heavily worn. Unfortunately, this made the fibreglass decks very visible in many places below the treadmaster. Therefore, making it shabby and very unappealing to the eye!
Reviving her new decks
In order to restore the decks and give Sea Rose some TLC, her owners decided to look around and discovered MCP Marine at the Southampton Boat Show. After a few months of doing interior work to improve her appearance inside; the owners then decided to let MCP Marine carry on with the work outside. Firstly, taking the worn treadmaster off was top priority for our team, preparing it by chiseling down the worn material and then sanding it down to expose the fibreglass surface. The next stage was to fabricate her brand new decks for the entire exterior of the boat. This included the side decks, cockpit seats/floor and coach roof. Due to being a special order, our fabricator hand crafted all of the hand rails using the same Dek-king material and colour. Fitting her new decks took around 5 working days to complete.
Below are some images of the completed decks
After a few weeks completing the decking replacement, the owners were delighted with the finished outcome. “The results have been brilliant and I have had a number of complements with some people not realising that the decks were not real teak!”
Now the work has been completed, the owners are continuing to do an extensive amount of work to the interior including replacing all of the head linings and installing new LED lighting. In the meantime, the owners are proposing to set for a 5 week cruise in June/July with the aim of getting to La Rochelle, France. Next year, they intend heading north to Scotland to cruise the Scottish islands.
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