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Deck repairs to Venture II

Work continues on this 1942 Wheeler Sportfisherman… Rotted sections of the plywood foredeck have been cut away and replaced with new ¾” marine plywood: There was some rot on the faying surface of the deck beams and hatch framing. This was cut out and “dutchmen” made of white oak were epoxy glued and faired to

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From Belle to Tate

Earlier this spring, work was done on a 1929 28′ Alden Triangle Sloop. Nothing too major — just a few maintenance issues. In 1990, the previous owner cold-molded a new hull over the old one. Layers of western red cedar were epoxied over the existing white cedar planking and then sheathed in fiberglass.  It has

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Two New Jobs

I just started two new jobs this week. The first is a 1952 40-foot Wheeler Sport Fisherman, Venture II.  The fiberglass on the forward deck has started to lift in places and so it will be removed in its entirety and new glass laid down.  Along the way, there will be some repairs to any

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Caulking “Pickpocket”, a Block Island Cowhorn

Yesterday I caulked new planks on Pickpocket, a Block Island Cowhorn. Her mooring anchor stood up and the shank gouged seven bottom planks, which I replaced earlier in the job. Pics of that work to come…. The boat is caulked traditionally with cotton. Below is a short video that shows the caulking in progress. Normally,

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