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Any advice? 10 years 11 months ago #1777

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Sunday I'll be going to look at a....woody. Odd I know but it sounds mighty interesting. Ostensibly complete - Utility - inboard of some sort - molded plywood - top deck is delaminating some.
Is there any advice...Common Wisdom...that I should have before going in?

Peter
Deviating
in Denver

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Re:Any advice? 10 years 11 months ago #1783

Bring a scratch awl or ice pick to poke around. Screw drivers to remove floor boards to look under 'em. Flashlight.

Look for discolouration around fasteners which can be a sign of decay or corrosion of the fasteners. Knock on the wood (literally) to listen for the sound. Good wood and decayed wood sound very differently. Poke the wood. If the pointy device easily penetrates the wood, it may indicate a problem.

Check the trueness of the hull. Is it twisted, hogged, warped?

Lots of the same approaches as looking at a classic 'glass boat.

Good luck!

Andreas

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Re:Any advice? 10 years 11 months ago #1787

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Thanks Andreas,

This will be a new adventure. A woody came my way a couple years ago but I didn't look at it a keeper. I looked at it as a trailer and a motor with some wood attached to it.

Good advice - I'll take my Awl :~)

Peter
Taking a walk on the wild side
in Denver

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Re:Any advice? 10 years 10 months ago #1888

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Too far gone.
Oh Well.

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