14ft Wooden Runabout Restoration

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by Jeff Vanderveen, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. Jeff Vanderveen
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    Location: Dunnville, ON, Canada

    Jeff Vanderveen Junior Member

    I'm planning to use epoxy. Do you agree? Any advise for or against?
     
  2. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Epoxy is definitely preferable to polyester
    Are you planning on covering the whole of the exterior of the hull with cloth and epoxy?
    If you are going to do this, you should sand off all the old paint on the interior and then coat the interior wood with epoxy as well to seal it.
     
  3. Jeff Vanderveen
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    Jeff Vanderveen Junior Member

    I'm planning to cover the whole hull. Previously the fiberglass only covered up to the spray rails but I'll be removing the rails and covering the whole hull with cloth. Both the inside and outside rails need replacing from damage and rot. (what is the correct terminology for these rails? Spray rails on the outside? Chines on the inside?)

    Can I varnish over penetrating epoxy?
     

  4. Jeff Vanderveen
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    Jeff Vanderveen Junior Member

    Thank you all for your replies and suggestions thus far, I'm truly grateful.

    This is my overview list for restoration. Any suggestions? I'm still unsure of all the ins-and-outs of each stage but I'm sure things will become more clear as I progress.

    1 remove all trim and accessories (done)
    2 remove top plywood exterior (done)
    3 remove interior frames and supports
    4 strip paint and varnish from interior
    5 re-brace the hull and flip the hull
    6 remove fiberglass, strip paint from exterior
    7 repair hull:
    repair rot damage stern area
    repair rot damage bow area
    replace keel
    replace keelson
    replace keelson/transom knee
    8 replace transom
    9 coat exterior with penetrating epoxy to strengthen and water-proof existing wood
    10 fiberglass the hull and transom
    11 coat interior with penetrating epoxy
    12 replace spray rails and seat riser
    13 replace sheer rails and carlin
    14 replace knees/dashboard/beams
    15 close in outboard motor area, create a place for the battery and gas tank
    16 coat interior parts with penetrating epoxy that weren't coated before
    17 mount steering wheel and hardware (and remove again for varnishing)
    18 replace top plywood
    19 varnish the top and interior
    20 varnish upper portion of the hull
    21 paint the lower portion of the hull (exterior and interior)
    22 mount steering wheel and hardware
     

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