Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-12-2010, 20:50   #1
Registered User
CharlieCobra's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: PNW
Boat: Knutson K-35 Yawl "Oh Joy" - Mariner 31 Ketch "Kahagon" - K-40 "Seasmoke" - 30' Sloop "Baccus"
Posts: 1,289
'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.
CharlieCobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 19:27   #2
Senior Cruiser
Blue Stocking's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: St. Georges, Bda
Boat: Rhodes Reliant 41ft
Posts: 4,131

I think I am going to name you the Dr. Phil of wooden boats.
so many projects--so little time !!
Blue Stocking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 19:49   #3
Registered User
Khagan1227's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kansas City, MO
Boat: In the hunt again, unknown
Posts: 1,332
What a beautiful save! That boat is going to be a real peach!
Khagan1227 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Rescue of 'Seasmoke' CharlieCobra Commercial Posts 4 24-11-2010 13:00
Where to 'Boat Shop' in the US ? Drifter33 Dollars & Cents 34 08-08-2010 12:47
For Sale: Canvas Shop Randyonr3 Classifieds Archive 10 19-01-2010 15:10
Where To Shop capt lar Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11 22-10-2008 23:32
Galvanizing Shop zephyr4 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 4 29-01-2007 02:26

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:53.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.