Originally Posted by Bow_Extreme
Do you have any knowledge of wooden boats? I have an older wooden boat that I would like to restore in the near future. It seems to be in very good condition. It needs to be stripped, a few panels on the interior need to be replaced, and the window frames need to be repaired or replaced along with the glass needing attention. I just want to make sure the boat is worthy of doing this. It's been sitting mostly inside before I acquired it. I've heard a god way to test them is to fill the interior with water and see if it has any major leaks or issues. There was one repair done on the bottom of the boat but it looks clean to me. I will get some pictures up in the next day or two of the boat. I will also post the make as I cannot remember exactly what it is. I know it was a very rare boat to find around and not many of them were made. I remember running google searches a while back and couldn't find any info on the boat. The only knowledge I've gained on the subject thus far is a little info on what to use when stripping the boat.
SORRY, I dont have much experiance on wooden boat restoring, but a couple of thing i do know about wooden boats is, when stripping a wooden boat you need to be very careful not to containment the wood its self, other wise your new coating will not adhear properly, i also understand wooden boats are a love of labor, now i here there are new systems to make wooden boats much less labor intense.
I would suggest you take the boat to a restore shop or someone that knows how to restore wooden boats!
But if you are ready to tackle maybe the biggest project of your life and love the idea of stripping and sanding and sanding and sanding and layers of epoxy after layer and it may not turn out perfect , what the hell its yours all your love and labor! GO FOR IT!
I DO KNOW A COUPLE GUYS THAT HAVE RESTORED WOODEN BOATS ( OR SHOULD I SAY STARTED RESTORING WOODEN BOATS ) NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT I HAVENT SEEN THEIR BOATS ON THE WATER!
I WILL SEE WHAT I COME UP WITH