Earlier this spring, work was done on a 1929 28′ Alden Triangle Sloop. Nothing too major — just a few maintenance issues.
In 1990, the previous owner cold-molded a new hull over the old one. Layers of western red cedar were epoxied over the existing white cedar planking and then sheathed in fiberglass. It has held up well except for a two-foot crack in both the fiberglass and laminate along where keel meets stem.
The crack was grinded out and filled with West System G-Flex. After sanding the cured G-Flex, two layers of six-ounce cloth were then laid in epoxy resin. Final sanding and fairing completed the job.
There is some topside fresh water intrusion and so after testing the decks with a hose, all deck hardware was re-bedded with Dolfinite and in some areas, such as the forward cowl and stern light, the teak pads on which the hardware sat were replaced. A new forward hatch this winter should button things up.
Some other small tidbits include varnish touch-ups, a new bow cleat and two small cockpit cleats for rigging the tiller.
Lastly, new nameboards. Out with Belle and in with Tate.