We started working on replacing the Monitor's foredeck back in April. It's been a long process, but we are almost finished. New 3/4 inch treated plywood deck with a coat of fiberglass resin to seal it all around. We are now putting the deck back onto the boat.
I'm being helped by Chris Wilson, above, an old friend whom I met either in Key West or in Louisville - I can't recall. The boat is at its usual winter layup location, Mark's Marine Repair. Here he is removing the railing before removing the old, rotted, deck.
Below, with deck removed. This has been an expensive process - the lumber and the fiberglass resin are quite expensive. So, we will happily accept donations to help pay for the much-needed repairs. Please go to this site to help, and thanks! http://www.magicriverwv.com/Mon.html
I will have a cleanup schedule posted soon so that those of you who want to volunteer can plan ahead.