A couple of weeks ago I brought Dad’s boat home to do some work on it. Well there is a fair bit of work to do, but hopefully I will get most of it done over the holidays.
Here are photos of the boat in it’s ‘initial’ state. The hole in the side had been like that for a couple of years, and I am pretty sure that Dad found either tape that matched the paint, or even paint that matched the tape.
After the tape came of, the full extent of the hole can be seen. The second photo is upside down showing the size of the gap.
At this stage I am looking at stripping down the boat. To begin with I will be stripping off all of the fittings, all of the paint and varnish. Inside the boat I will remove the extra floor battens and replace with foam sandwich. The hull will be repainted, the inside of the cockpit will be painted, and the decks varnished. Most of the fittings will be replaced.