Hello Everyone, I am new to the forum and would like some advise/help.
I am trying to refinish / waterproof my 16ft. 1947 cedar bottom (planked) Chris Craft rocket -the integrity of the original cedar wood is very good - it was varnished and I have removed all of it along with the original plank seam caulk and canvass -
I would like to use current
day materials to refinish the bottom and make it water
tight - but - I have heard so many differing opinions on what you can use or should not use that I am confused and don't know who to believe.
I have chosen 3M 5200 caulk as the material to fill the plank seams - but don't know what coating (varnish/paint/epoxy/fiberglass/ etc.) I should apply now to make it water
tight - flex with the seasonal wood changes - stand up to normal wear and tare - can be repaired at a later date in case there is a problem.
My boat will only see "fresh water" and will be on a trailer most of the time - (I don't live on a lake)
Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated - thank you in advance for your time.
47 Chris Craft