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Lazarette Extensions

The Yamaha 6 in my Cape Dory 25 sits up too high for the lazarette cover to fit down over it. To protect the lazarette contents from sun and rain, my shop partner Joe and I built a set of wooden skirts to fill the gap. They are simple frame and board construction, very like a kitchen cabinet. We used wooden stringers for the frames and die board, a high quality plywood used for making cutting dies, for the boards. We heavily coated all the edges with Minwax wood hardener.
Once the hardener had time to set up, we painted the skirts with Rustoleum Marine Topside Paint. Next trip to the coast I took them with me and installed them on the lazarette cover.
I think this project came out pretty good and should last several years. When the time comes to replace the extensions, it will be an easy job to make new parts and fit them using the existing holes.