Folkboat project...yay!

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  1. Niander
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    Hi guys ive just got myself a carvel Folkboat project...yay!

    anyways she has been neglected ,open to the rain with no hatches! now I've checked the hull and its sound...great
    but inside near the open hatches there is some minor rot/blackening
    also an area of deck is shot in 1 spot where rain has been getting in
    obviously the first thing im gunna do is make/seal hatches and provide lots of ventilation
    what is the best way from there ...I've read about using antifreeze to soak dodgy areas is this a good idea?
    any more advice??
    fortunately i have lots of time to sort problems...cheers?...
     
  2. Matt Lingley
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    Where's the boat? Pics! Whats the deck made of?
    I think either international or blakes do a rot killer, but if its rotten already it generally best just to replace it i've found.

    If you find she's too much or you know of another carvel one about I could find lots of people willing to take one on!
     
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    Where did you find her? Have you got any more details?
     
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    Ill post some pics tomorrow gotta upload somewhere...where a good place?
    been reading antifreeze can be used?
    so is carvel rarer/better?
     
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  7. Niander
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    photos

    ok yes thanks.
     

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    Turpentine is also used to force the water out, and then turp with some kind of oil, for example linseed oil, first mostly turp and a little oil, then more and more oil, "wet in wet".

    So would that be better than using antifreeze?

    how about injecting in with syringe?
     
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    I think turp and your choice of oil is better than antifreeze. At least I know that is a tried combination. A Syringe will probably make some damage to the wood fibres?
     
  10. Matt Lingley
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    You got some work there! Personally I think carvel one's look nicer, plus to my mind carvel is a hell of alot easyer to fix. Alot of boatbuilders my age have carvel folkboat somwhere near the top of their wish list.
    I still would say you're better off replacing rotten bits rather than soaking in chemicals. Trust me, you'll learn alot that way, I have recently!
    Got a rig for her or is that as she comes?
     
  11. Niander
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    Yeah got a solid wood mast..but i need main sails and the Yanmar gm10 is shot
    the mast has minor cracks in it running along the length .Should i fill them with something before giving oil?
     
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    Don't fill anything with hard fillers :)

    Forgot the carvel vs lapstrake question,
    I think lapstrake Folkboats look great, but I don' like the sound if I sleep on board.
     
  13. Niander
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    Just apply oil then?
     
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    Yes, that's my advice for a mast.
    I am no expert but I hade a wooden sailboat for some years and used to varnish the mast, oil the inside of the hull and oil + paint the outside. That worked OK for me.
     

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    Any progress on this folkboat? Would be great to see some pics...:)
     
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