This was a busy winter for our service yard. We were at full capacity with winter storage customers, several of whom tasked us with some major refit projects.
One of the biggest and most exciting was the teak deck project on Metolius. An 84' Royal Huisman sloop, Metolius has been coming to Lyman-Morse for several seasons for storage and maintenance.
Last fall we hauled her and began preparations for her new decks. The first phase required us to replate some aluminum sections in the aft deck and cocpit areas. About 12 Lyman-Morse crew members spent the first part of the fall pulling up the old decks. First, they were air chiseled off. The deck was then primed and faired. Phenolic pads were put down to buffer the space between the deck harware and the teak. Kayco board panels were later installed, the boat was bubble wrapped, and the composite boards were vacuumed down.
Teak Decking Systems then came in and installed the teak decks. We use them on every teak project -- their work is impeccable and they are great to work with.
After the decks were installed, we replaced all the old genoa/traveller tracks with stainless steel. We repainted the 115' mast and installed the hardware. Various small projects were finalized and she was launched in early May.
The mast on Metolius is being stepped today -- one of the last items before she heads off to enjoy the summer.