Skiff

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  1. hoytedow
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    Some useful info. 20200521_151802~2.jpg 20200521_151705~2.jpg
     
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    I ended up not filling the float chambers at the stern. They are perfect for dry storing fenders, rope and other misc. items.
    Just forward of the transom are 8 cubic feet of styrofoam.
    In the bow are 2 more cubic feet of foam.
     
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    The curious tower on the stbd. hatch cover is the stern light mount.
     
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    Disaster! Mushrooms growing and feeding on plywood.
    Engine removal next week and refit as rowboat are scheduled.
    Trading 20 horse in for a 90 horse Yamaha with a boat attached.
    Skiff will be good for messing about for awhile with oars. It will be good exercise.
     
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    The plywood is rotten?
    We have a very good place called 'treated lumber outlet' here in Newport News - Hampton VA that sells really nice treated plywood, and all their treated wood is treated at higher rates than the usual stuff you can buy, which is mostly not very good quality wood.

    About Us | Treated Lumber Outlet https://www.treatedlumberoutlet.com/about-us/

    I have steadily refused to repair my 37 boat with any non treated wood, including the framing parts I replaced, and so far so good. I did put new mahogany on the transom when I replaced it way back almost 20 yrs ago. But all the sub framing was treated wood. Now being it is a 1970 wood framed, bolted, screwed carvel type boat, it is not fiberglassed together. Just putties, polyurethane goos, and paints. Except for the plywood cabin tops, OEM did glass that and it is not PT plywood but still in good shape. But all other exterior OEM plywoods had rotted away, and I had to replace it all, and no way was I going with the same stuff they used.
     
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    I painted previous projects with copper naphthenate and should have done so this time. Lesson learned. Expensive lesson.
     
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    If I build another boat I will keep Treated Lumbet Outlet in mind. We go to Virginia from time to time so that would be feasible. Thanks.
     
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    20170920_130639.jpg 20170922_095924.jpg
    Ask them about their 100% no rot treatment, so far on any wood including 3/4 plywood, no delam, no rot. I used their wood to reframe the aft cockpit of my boat.
    Here is their 3/4 sheet of PT, and it is real tight dry and not warp, not splitting apart.

    Album of the repairs, if you have google account should be able to view. I did this in the slip in fall. Our small marina in Seaford VA is very low traffic.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ePYqVq5nobr2VNcg1
     
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    Nice job on the repairs! That boat definitely merits the repairs you did.
     
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    20201006_153206_HDR.jpg 20201005_165849_HDR.jpg Skiff is stripped down. We found this little gem and bought it today.
     
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    No wood no rot.
     
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    Congratulations Hoyt!
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    For the fun of it I pulled the plug to see how the boat would sink. It didn't. After it quit taking on water I took these shots. 20210101_171637.jpg 20210101_171701.jpg 20210101_171720.jpg
     

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    Well that's interesting Hoyt.

    I wonder how much farther it would sink with a person or two on board?
    Not a lot as humans are almost neutrally buoyant accept for the parts sticking out above the water.

    Looks stripped down. Is it going somewhere?
    Nice looking lines on that boat.
     
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