repairing my wooden boat

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by 67 Chris, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. 67 Chris
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    Location: grand Haven Michigan

    67 Chris New Member

    I have a 1967 Chris Craft Connie that needs sanded and re-caulked below the water line. I have heard I must be caureful not to fill the gaps too tight.

    What is the best way for me to dand-caulk and re-seal?

    The Boat is a beauty completely restored with 100 hours on brand new engines!
    2 vacum toilets brand new water pump, electrical, generator....the works so I want to do a good job!
     
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    In your area there are several skilled fellows that can properly caulk your boat. It's not a skill you'll pick up easily, without a real craftsman showing you and more importantly a few hundred feet of seams you've personally done, teaching you the "feel". Words can simply describe the process, but it is a hands on skill that must be acquired. A first class beauty should have her bottom touched by skilled hands. Call the local, wood friendly yards and see who their using to caulk their clients yachts.
     
  3. 67 Chris
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    67 Chris New Member

    Thanks...there is a local marina with a professional carpenter..I really want to try and do it myself....but I know it must be done right...
     
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