1959 matthews 42 stock cruiser

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by jimmy marois, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. jimmy marois
    Joined: Jul 2018
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    Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

    jimmy marois New Member

    hi my name is jimmy i just joined the forum i am currently refiting a 1959 matthews 42 foot stock cruiser i got it last january after 4 years of negociation the last owner bought it for 65 000$ and ran into cash problem so it was left unmaintained this is what it looked like last february
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    now this picture was taken yesterday
    i found a couple place with wood rot the corners around the front windows needs adressing and i think the deck is still the original canva in paint now i can see cracks on top IMG_20180330_110713.jpg
    im wondering if i should just rip everything off and replace with fiberglass ( the deck is plywood)
    or leave it and coat the deck with a liquid rubber like sanitred ?
    oh and by the way its my first wood boat im new to wood working
    any tought ??
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  2. sdowney717
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    sdowney717 Senior Member

    That picture of the top shows to me bubbling up of the cloth.
    If its in bad shape, I would tear it all off.
    Then you could use Sani Tred or Flex Seal white rubber right on the wood after smoothing and patching holes.
    FLEX SEALĀ® LIQUID is liquid rubber in a can! Now you can brush it on, roll it on, dip it or pour it anywhere you need it! https://www.flexsealproducts.com/product/liquid-gallon/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw2f7bBRDVARIsAAwYBBuHjRA9QQG-ZciW4-c7wY7N1vXuR1jGpuZmSDV_d9RdR6Hi3edistQaAjgSEALw_wcB

    Some people on the Trawler Forum have used this on their decks and like it very much.
  3. D.E.Clark
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    Location: Wickford RI

    D.E.Clark New Member

    That looks like old canvas, remove , sand and epoxy. Then use Dynell (Jamestown Dist) It will give a great non skid. I restore a 1939 38'er Take care of the old girl, David IMG_2625.JPG
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