Sending a Mayday for Pirates. Check out our capabilites! Once all of the paint has been removed, reef the caulk out from the seams between the planks. Hmm, he says, "I know how to fix this, I will take a belt sander to it, that will flatten her back out. Before launching, take advantage of water-free bilges by vacuuming them thoroughly. An investigation found that degraded fasteners on the El Toro II caused a few planks to come loose and fail when she encountered heavy seas.
The basic concept of the procedure is that a fence attaches to the router base and rides along the top edge of the chine or previously installed plank and trims the bottom of the next plank to an exact fit. First and foremost remove all paint from the wood. Bounty Hunter is a 65' cedar-strip planked hull, a one-off Davis hull built in at Harkers Island, North Carolina. I recommend that you replace your topside planks with sound, new wood. One no longer needed years of experience tediously trial fitting planks with a hand plane.
As I have stressed repeatedly, it's critical that you eliminate weaknesses in the framework and fasteners in order to minimize failure rates in the bottom planking. The not so wealthy are taking on project boats to restore and use. This will allow stabilization of the wood and eliminate the need for swelling. Watson was attending a surveyor conference in Annapolis and agreed to look at Bounty Hunter. Judiciously placed in the seam and dragged along, such a tool is very effective at removing old cotton and compound. All surfaces of wood components are encapsulated in a hard epoxy resin coating meant to stop any moisture movement at all.
These little scratches are what hold the primer to the wood. Comments No comments on this story Please log in to comment by clicking here. Rainwater will either promote rot or, if it freezes, will expand and damage the planking. Follow manufacturers instructions as to recoat time. Tips on tracking boats