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Old 15-06-2012, 10:25   #1
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Lapstrake?

Any one here have knowlege of Lapstrake built boats? If a copper riveted lapstrake constructed boat has been indoor dry stored for 20 years... is it going to leak like a sieve?
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Re: Lapstrake?

A wooden folkboat I sailed young did. Very much, after just one winter in the hangar (wet climate).

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Re: Lapstrake?

Yes, for awhile. At least the couple I have run across in the past would have .
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This little beauty is tempting me.... all original, original owner...
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This little beauty is tempting me.... all original, original owner...
A lyman, or maybe a Barbour? Nice
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A lyman, or maybe a Barbour? Nice
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Re: Lapstrake?

Very pretty!

She looks well cared for too.

Wrooooom here comes a dream maker!

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Any one here have knowlege of Lapstrake built boats? If a copper riveted lapstrake constructed boat has been indoor dry stored for 20 years... is it going to leak like a sieve?


Yes, just like a sieve. Try stapling burlap sacking over the bottom and soaking it with a hose a few times a day for a week or two before launch, it will help. I know some people will get some of that garden hose with hundreds of little watering holes in it and run it around the waterline so it trickles into the burlap. Bring one or two gas powered high output emergency pumps when you launch (you can rent them at AAA), and hang in the slings overnight or even launch last thing Friday and hang over the weekend. Copper riveted classics are fun to work on, always a blast to ride the bucking iron. It's hard work!
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Yes!

But if the boat is built half decently - then with wood, everything is doable........whether you want to is a seperate matter!

With a bit of luck she will "take up" everywhere.....but probably won't everywhere.......probably best off hanging her in a sling for a while (a day or 2?!) and then making sure have plenty of pumpage on board!

Appreciate that dry stored - but check the bilges, fresh water (in dirt etc) likes to collect on the plank edges.....and that ain't good with lapstrake / clinker. A surveyor who knows how to use a spike is a good bet.
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Lol! - Minaret types quicker than me!
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Re: Lapstrake?

In the '60s, worked in a yard that prepared the Flying Finn lapstrake boats.
After painting the bottom (usually with Woolsey Copper 700 or 701, anyone remember that stuff?), we would wrap a tarp around them and wet them to above the waterline to allow for the lands closure.
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Good info guys, one of those deals that tugs at the heart strings but best left to some uknowing dreamer I suppose... I doubt there is any fresh water in her... been in a closed building. The varnish you see here is 20 years old!
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