Originally Posted by Perithead
Wow, fabulous job it looks like to me Joe.
Was the bow that weak that it needed plywood reinforcing on both top and bottom?
What was the hardest part of the whole restoration?
Was it worth it, to you and your boys?
I put more into it than it was worth as far as resale value, but it was a fun experience so it was worth it.
The bow was ugly on the topside is why I added the plywood on top. Plus it was a little bit weak under foot, or I would have used something thinner. It feels good and stout now, and I didn't add that much extra topside weight.
The hardest part was actually getting the keel out of the boat. It had swelled up inside the trunk because of salt water between the fiberglass and the steel bar. I had to cut it out with a sawzall, and hammer it with a sledge hammer.