What can we do with a topside or other plank, a dashboard, a splash rail or other original wood in our boat when it tangles and loses with a snarly dock or trailer, a countersink hole splits out, or a split develops?
A Dutchman repair is the answer.
According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutchman_(repair)) ,
“A Dutchman is a repair technique for replacing small sections of a damaged area. The term is used in woodworking, masonry, railroading, boatbuilding and theater.
In construction and woodworking, a Dutchman can refer to an inset wood patch used to repair wood. Typically a square inset is cut into the damaged area and a new piece of wood is glued into the inset
The Dutchman repair demands extreme attention to detail, as the following videos illustrate. John will amaze you with his ability to make “hurts” disappear.
With the keel, outer stem and splash rails released, and having cleaned all of the ...View & Read More
TotalBoat Thixo Wood 2.0 is the current and much, much improved generation of Jamestown Distributor’s ...View & Read More
Thank you for the many requests for a video-taped Dutchman “clinic” that follows John through ...View & Read More
Following this morning’s video update on the Dutchman repairs John is executing on the port ...View & Read More
So … you have the slots dadoed and the Dutchmen shaped and trimmed to a ...View & Read More
We have two goals for this video: provide an update on our 1959 17’ Chris-Craft ...View & Read More
One Dutchman repair completed. Just a bit after of this one, also in the first ...View & Read More
Here is the handout John prepared for the crew: The first starboard-side Dutchmen covers 5 ...View & Read More
The Lake Champlain Chapter of ACBS organizes a series of workshops hosted by wood boat ...View & Read More
John continued fabricating two Dutchmen blanks for his stem repair, so here is an update ...View & Read More
What a nice way to end the week! John has continued working on the Dutchman ...View & Read More
Our January 24, 2015 workshop included a clinic led by John La Fountain on using ...View & Read More
Green Mountain Buoy "bumped" into something at some point that left an ugly gouge - ...View & Read More