Progress on 6′ Tender

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The client wanted to retain as much of the original material of the boat as possible, however one of the planks was badly split. A 4′ split in a 6′ plank is just too much damage to save. So I replaced the original spruce plank with a new Lawson Cypress one. The new one will be less prone to splitting than the original and in the future will be easily discerned as a repair.IMG_3000

Progress is going well on the 6′ Tender I’m restoring at the moment. After raking out decades of hardened paint and putty from the gaping seams I had to reseal them with a flexible caulk/adhesive. There was no way that the joints would have resealed by themselves after so much compression set ( where the wood fibres are squashed beyond their ability to re-inflate when immersed in water) so the sealer will hopefully make the boat water tight once more.IMG_3001

Also the keel was in very bad shape, having be repaired many times and being made up of numerous different pieces from numerous different eras. So I made a new one which is awaiting final shaping in the photo above.

If you have your own boat that needs a sympathetic restoration/conservation, repair or a new build please don’t hesitate to contact me, Tiernan at +353 86 1586937 or use the contact page.

Roeboats, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, t:+353 (0)28 38973 m: +353 (0)86 158 69 37 e:roeboats@ymail.com

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