I agree, I'd rather be working with wood if I'm going to be tearing apart a boat. (But, I'd much rather be out sailing! )
Hang in there, Charlie. I'm sure she'll be a beauty again when you're done. Keep us posted.
10-26-2009 10:39 PM
One leak off of the boat to the side. No issues there.
Gary, wood is cool. You can fix anything on a wood boat.
A wood boat is just several thousand little jobs done well.
Fixing one is just figuring out which ones to undo... and how.
10-26-2009 08:12 PM
Just when you really begin to hate fiberglass, you see something like this. Thanks, I needed that!
Gary H. Lucas
10-26-2009 07:43 PM
Any leaks in the roof?.... or are you staying nice and dry?..2.3" in last 72 hours here...ugg!
10-26-2009 07:09 PM
Somebody's gotta do it...
10-22-2009 07:08 PM
Charlie Charlie Charlie.......all I can say is wow. Man that is dedication to a cause.....and in this case I'd reckon a good one.
I doffs me Akubra to you mate.
10-22-2009 12:38 AM
You are right Jody. Only 5 built, Yawls that is, and this is the only one built as she was. She's worth the effort.
10-21-2009 11:15 PM
Wow Charlie - when I had been last there topside looked well and so did below... Sorry your having to go through the expense and effort. Glad you did though - historic and I know you love owning a one of a kind...
10-21-2009 10:26 PM
And I thought we had a 'project'. Hearts out to you and may you persevere!
10-21-2009 10:03 PM
Oh Joy refit 10/21/09
We finally tracked down all of the hidden screws that attached the bulkheads to the house. It wasn't easy....
Here you can see the house sitting on it's rods.
Here's a picture of the bare foredeck.
The house front.
Here are some shots of bulkhead attachment points.
A hollow header used for a wire run.
My Sonicrafter threw it's washer and bolt so we had to go ahead and pull the tank early to find it. The tank had a pipe leading into it that had been repaired with a giant glob of JB Weld or something and had been leaking.
Rot on the lower hanging locker bulkhead from the water.
The house is a disaster now and will look worse before she's done.
Now I've gotta figure out how to get the house on the ground without tearing it up.