This downeasters roof was found to be a bit thin and flexible for the owner. Especially if they were out in a rough sea, the radar mast would tend to sway and move around unnervingly. And if someone was walking around up there, it was a bit like a trampoline.
We were asked if she could be thickened up or reinforced in some way, while also being somewhat unobtrusive and not too invasive.
First we removed all the roof hardware, radar, antennas, outrigger bases etc. Then spent several days grinding all the gelcoat off.
Divinycell H-80 sheets were laid out in a pattern that would allow us to reinforce most of the roof, but give us room to do all the fiberglass tabbing at the edges that was necessary. Areas where hardware would be reinstalled were reinforced with Marine plywood.
Once all the foam and plywood was glassed in place, faired, gelcoated and non-skidded, the roof was significantly stiffer and you can barely tell anything was done!
Candid shots and descriptions of projects going on around the yard.