(Photo credit:  Cheri Sayer
MV LOTUS Steward.)

During Summer 2021 we completed deck repairs and replacement of the upper deck aft using 100-year old reclaimed lumber and a top layer of finish plywood. Next we will paint the plywood with five coats of Gaco waterproof paint for protection. 

We removed our original weather wrap in July so we could enjoy the summer weather, and, then we rewrapped the upper deck in October with nearly transparent material. We created six large “roll-up windows” for light and to share our great views when it isn’t raining. Thank you to our volunteers, Michael Short & Josh Kout – nice work!

Next we will replace the deck perimeter “cover boards”. This is a tricky process and we start in January 2022. Shipwrights are in short supply so we feel fortunate to have John Bishop of Halibut Flats – Shipwrights and Marine Professionals working with us after our original two shipwrights moved on to other projects – teaching and retirement!  


We are grateful to have received partial funding through a Heritage Capital Project grant from the State of Washington. We still must raise $22,000 to meet our grant match requirement. Your donations will help make this possible!


Thank you, on behalf of the all-volunteer crew of the MV LOTUS Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. 
Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

Updated:  Apr 25, 2021