I have now currently got the decks all sealed from rain getting in. I am working on the windows right now. I have to paint the cabin walls around the window holes, so I don't have to remove the windows again to caulk them.
I am using a product called 'butyl tape' which as a grey coloured tape stuff that can be worked like putty, but is as sticky as molasses.
I will be putting in some new windows made from Lexan later at some point, but for now, I am still struggling with getting the boat into the water, and so am re-using the old windows for now
Here is the rear deck area.
I have 'painted' it using gel coat. I did some experiments with adding a little french chalk as a filler.
I have removed 2 vents that were through the deck.
I will be adding pads to raise the places where the rear pulpit rail unit bolts on, as well as where all deck fitting attach. This will be to prevent standing water from being next to, or covering, any bolts that go right through into the cabin.
Here you can see the areas of filler where the stanchion bases will bolt back on. I still have to add the pads, which will be maybe 1/8" to 1/16" high, and maybe 4" square.
Also, the new paint can be seen.
And just at the RH edge of the pic, the filler from where I filled in the hole where the compass went can be seen. The new compass with be mounted in a binnacle under the tiller area. I have to try sailing first to see where feet will go, and that will determine the exact mounting place.