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Old 06-12-2010, 20:50   #1
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'Seasmoke' Comes to the Shop

I roll into the yard first thing and there's Seasmoke on the trailer, waiting to unload. We unloaded her and moved her in front of the shop.

I decided right off to tear into the glass over the lower hull and keel to check the wood and how that keel extension was done. The glass came off in big sheets once I got it going.

It smelled strongly of good old wood boat bilge. Ya know that mix of saltwater, oil, diesel that ya only get in an old wooden boat.

Whoever did the keel did a proper job with internal framing and mahogany planking over it. Where they got 18" wide mahogany planks, I haven't a clue. The workmanship leads me to think that the Kettenburg yard did the modification since it so well done.

You can see the planking in this shot.

The wood is quite good for being under glass for who knows how long.

The glass is well stuck to the extension which leads me to think it was put on and faired in when the extension was done. The extension wood looks like it was never wet.

The boys pulled all of the cushions and flotsam out of the house so I got some pictures.

Nice storage behind the settee cushions.

The quarterberth is spacious.

The head isn't quite de-cluttered yet.

Anyway, there she is, waiting for a client. I still have to do some closer inspection but I'm thinking she's in even better shape than I thought. The seams were done not too long ago and they used a good, soft seam compound like Interlux white so there's none of that pixie dust and linseed oil concrete crap to dig out. The wood seems solid all around, excepting that one spot where the plank was broken out. There are four ribs to repair there. I'll pull random fasteners from around the boat and I'm sure the galvanized floor bolts are toast, they always are.
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Old 07-12-2010, 19:27   #2
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I think I am going to name you the Dr. Phil of wooden boats.
so many projects--so little time !!
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What a beautiful save! That boat is going to be a real peach!
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