How-to: DIY deck repair

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Bill Stults, 58, is a project manager and support engineer for an international software company. But a leaky foredeck and water under the deck of the Portuguese bridge on his 42-foot pilothouse trawler inspired Stults to take on a major deck repair. Stults, whose home port is Gig Harbor, Wash., gives Soundings a step-by-step guide to the project. Read more on Stults' project in the February 2010 issue of Soundings magazine.

We have owned Skye Castle, our 1976 Tayana 42 pilothouse trawler, for four years and I have made three repairs to delaminated sections of the Portuguese bridge deck. The damage was caused by a leaky foredeck and water running under the deck of the Portuguese bridge.

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