The latest project here at Roeboats is the smallest real boat I’ve worked on so far. It’s just barely 6 feet long. She was built in the mid 1930s by a father for his son to learn to row in. Pretty cool Dad.
As you might expect for a boat of this age, we’re guessing she’ll be 80 next year, she’s in bad shape after years and years of use as a tender to a larger yacht. Her spruce planking is showing it’s age and there are a few splits in the after sections where the grain is not parallel to the edges due to the curve of the planks.
The work I’m going to do is stabilise the shape, strengthen the structure and fit a new transom, keel and sheerstrakes; these are made up of various pieces of different vintages. I’m hoping to keep as much of the original fabric and wear marks (patina) so the resulting boat will look like an 80 year old boat and be usable as a tender.
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