Two weeks into Step 1 of our 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 refit, and it’s time to demolish the aft deck enclosure — a cobbled together mish-mash of home-grade plywood that had long-since rotted, scratched up plexiglas windows and aluminum extrusions that worked but weren’t made for the job. It was a truly ugly thing…and it had to go.
Some of the mahogany framing was still very solid, though.
Time to break out the tools and get this thing gone.
This really exemplifies why screws should not penetrate a teak deck–eventually, the sealant lets go and water wicks in, rot starts and then…
It’s beautiful and appears to have never been sanded. The original seam compound is very tight.
A bit more dejunking and the helm station will be ready to use again.
Next up on our 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: more interior demolition!