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Randell 'Randy' Kocurek

Bud,
I just left a note on the "in the yard column".
The lazarette hatch appears to have been rebuilt twice in the style you recommended yesterday. I find two layers of plywood with patches of epoxy resin here and there, now that the strips are off and the frame cleaned up and drying. The teak strips are down to 1/4" depth and there is really no groove for cauking.
I thought the thing was kind of heavy.
The frame is in good shape. The plywood 90% solid but there are two layers of it. I think it would be be easy to remove the plywood.
Do you have anyone that could rebuild to the original specs or close and if so what sort of costs would we be looking at? What about just fabricating the strips? Ha ha, just thought of that.
I have a teak supply near me, and with some woodwork (probably hired out planing, routing and such), should be able to get new strips fabricated.
Any idea if there was teak plywood on the boat? Looks like it could be. If so, do you have any idea where I might get some? Is there another alternative like just plain old marine grade plywood with some good paint on it?
I have to admit that my level of enthusiasm for perfection has been diminished a little.
Thanks for all.
Randy

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