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Old 04-16-2012
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Re: Glassing a old wood hull.

Glassing over an old wood hull, if done correctly, is a great idea. I've seen it done to a number of boats. The best way is to sink the boat, if possible, invert it and haul it out upside-down. When it dries out, after mechanically fastening the first layers of glass with s.s. or bronze threaded nails, you essentially build a hull over the old hull. When ribs or planks rot out, you can just throw them over the side. It's an expensive process but there are some old boats out there that you would never be able to identify as having glass hulls.
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