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Blister

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I asked for some advice on a jigsaw purchase ( thanks for the advice ) saw now here,
Thought some may like to see what the project is , I'm working on it now as the very rare sun is shining
Will take some images and upload later tonight , Also any advice on this project will be most welcome , :) šŸ‘
 

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Time to let you know what the project is ,
It's a boat restoration , Colvic Watson 28ft 6" long , Basicaly a pile of cr-p , Yes I must be mad taking this on
Being a old retired codger I thought why not have a go , Can't make it any worse ( Can I ? )
Nearly everything that is wood is rotten , both side gunwale's inner and outer Rotten , You can hold the wood and its like having a shredded wheat in your hand , squeeze it and it crumbles away .

Some early stage photos , Yes it is as bad as it looks :eek::oops:

FC670A4C-CB44-4632-AD96-13F66F46F066 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/, on Flickr
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1D13C05C-0730-439E-8DBE-49EF989F0B6E by https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/, on Flickr
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FA3AEAF5-9FAC-48DC-9258-03BEC6B5CB09 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/, on Flickr

The hull is GRP so that's good and it is fine condition , Either wants a polish or a paint.
 

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Lordy, reaching for a box of swan vestas comes immediately to mind but good luck with it I'm looking forward to the renovation with lots of pictures please!
 

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Brilliant project.

It's only rub rail so easily replaced!

I was almost tempted by a hunter 701 but fin keel though so not do good mooring wise.
 

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I know nothing about boats apart from they usually float on water but sometimes try to convert themselves into submarines lol šŸ˜‚ but good look with your project and hats šŸ§¢ off to you for taking it on- I personally love a challenge but yours is definitely out of my comfort zone.
 

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Wood and salt water just do not mix, you end up with constant maintenance and even GRP has it's issues so good luck and it could be a great exercise in woodworking, especially if doing it traditional with hand tools.
 

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That will keep you out if trouble for a while. I believe itā€™s Wood and salt water perfect mix, wood and fresh water is where it gets all nasty.
 

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Wood and salt water just do not mix, you end up with constant maintenance and even GRP has it's issues so good luck and it could be a great exercise in woodworking, especially if doing it traditional with hand tools.

Yes hand tools , A 18 volt jigsaw hand operated ,
18 volt drill driver again hand operated and a tape measure ;)
 
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Brilliant project.

It's only rub rail so easily replaced!

I was almost tempted by a hunter 701 but fin keel though so not do good mooring wise.

It's more than a rub rail it is also part of the structure / strength around the top of the fibreglass hull.

A bilge keel yacht is capable of taking a drying mooring , Not allways good , If the sea conditions are rough they can be subjected to a good hammering riding ofer the waves then hitting the ground
Also bilge keel yachts are slower to sail as they have more under water resistance than a fin keel.
 

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Nice project. The hull looks heavily built, thatā€™ll mean it dates from the 1970ā€™s or thereabouts. I had to replace a few bits of wood on a Hunter 19 (triple keel) I used to have, but luckily most of what little woodwork there was on her was still sound.
 

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It's more than a rub rail it is also part of the structure / strength around the top of the fibreglass hull.

A bilge keel yacht is capable of taking a drying mooring , Not allways good , If the sea conditions are rough they can be subjected to a good hammering riding ofer the waves then hitting the ground
Also bilge keel yachts are slower to sail as they have more under water resistance than a fin keel.
I agree but easily got to and replaced.

What are you using sapele? Iriko? Or softwood? Larch is durable.
 

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Confirmed :LOL:

Its a nice looking practical boat though. Motorsailer, best of both worlds for cruising.

This one was fitted out as a home build as a fishing boat , 1/3rd cabin , 1/3rd Wheelhouses , 1/3rd cockpit
 

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I agree but easily got to and replaced.

What are you using sapele? Iriko? Or softwood? Larch is durable.

None of the above as I would not ba able to steam bend the planks in two directions at once , Clamp and fix before the plank cooled down and no longer bends :(
 

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Today's progress, Managed to remove the pulpit rail from the bow using a 2 rope method

Tie a rope onto the right hand side of the rail , Then tie that to the handrail on the cabin roof , Leave enough slack so it can be lifted over the side , Then rope 2 tie that to the left side of the rail , Lift that side and walk it round the bow , Lower that side to the ground , followed but the right side , If you get what I am saying

45513CE3-5341-4185-B2CE-CAAF3E6454A4 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/, on Flickr

Rail now under the stern of the boat
7909708F-3BFF-4BBD-895F-D6BB3CBFC6EA by https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/, on Flickr
 

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I will be using EN636 Class 3 external ply for the job , Hence the new Jigsaw , I will make 8 foot long templates out of this , It's suppose to be a floor protector , It's nice and stiff so will be ideal for the job , Fingers crossed the right side templates should be good for the left side as long as the hull is the same profile
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ED90E29A-700C-4E7C-A51A-3780E2CFBF26 by Allen Wells, on Flickr
 
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