Dark stripes in varnish

Posted by Larry Roberts on Nov 1, 2005

My boat has the creeping crud from water migration in the wood. I put in a Valley day hatch with eight bolts holding it in. I got in a hurry and didn't drill, fill, and redrill. So now the aft deck has very evident black stripes. Is there any way to fix this. Is the migration of water going to cause any structural damage. I used the same hatch on the CLC17 lt. with a flat aft deck. The CLC18 has more camber and the hatch flange is flat so a lot of stress is placed on the deck to bolt it down. I stored the boat in the back yard uncovered and when I went to move it it had several gallons of water trapped.