Just Got my new Flat home and want to start working on it. It is an older boat and hasn't been taken care of very well. The construction appears to be first rate, but the years of sitting uncovered in the sun has taken it's toll. The floor looks like it is covered with dry cloth. I am willing to strip out all the rigging and refinish the floor and stringers, I'd like them to look good and am willing to do the work. A Flo-Coat finish if possible but I don't know if the floor is too far gone for that. I'd hate to be forced to paint the floors. This boat will be raced, and raced hard, but I'd still like it to look as good as possible.
Has anyone fixed up a boat from this condition, can I get any advise?