Adam completed one of the most difficult projects on our Cape Dory Typhoon re-do. He re-cored the back deck. Here, you see him sanding some of the gunk off the back deck, after removing all the wood and hardware.
The deck is two pieces of fiberglass with plywood in between. Sometimes water gets in to the plywood and the damp wood rots. The fiberglass is fine; you can reuse it. But you have to put new wood into the middle of the "sandwich."
Below, you can see the wet plywood he scraped off that fiberglass. This is a real safety issue; this section of decking is under great strain when sailing. The mainsail is attached here, and the force of the wind is always pulling against the mainsail hardware that attached right here, to this fiberglass, and this wood.
She's not looking too pretty right now, but we are on the right road! These decking issues we were not aware of, when we decided to pull the boat, but we're so glad now that we did, for safety reasons.