hey yall by name is Ben i am 22 and i am the proud new owner of a 1964 allied seawind
30... i have completely rebuilt 2 smaller boats, a rhodes 19 and 20' seacraft (power boat) so i have a very good idea of what i am getting myself into
this is my new boat:
all of those pictures are about 4 years old, but not much has changed, just hasnt been used a whole lot in that time, but the engine
runs and the radar
works and the rigging
and whole boat is structurally sound, just needs some good lovin. i picked it up for a song so i figure i cant loose. i plan i having the engine
rebuilt, complete rewire and spruce up the interior
amoung other things end hopefully be living on it by the end of the summer.
now with my experience on small fiberglass
boats i know all the wood needs to be completely encapsulated in glass. i sense that that is not the case for sailboat interiors, so my question is what is the best wood to use for non structural interior
peices, pieces that will be seen will be covered in vaneer of some kind. ply?.... if so what kind, and what needs to be done to the wood, epoxy
coat of some kind?, or just throw it in and keep it dry?
this is the first of many questions but i look forward the wealth of knowledge you all have to share.
and if anyone knows any history
on this boat id love to hear about it.
till next tide,