Vintage Boat Preservation How-To
A popped bung, and even one standing slightly proud of the surface around it, signals a failing or failed fastener beneath. Using stainless fasteners at and below the waterline is a recipe for failure.
This section introduces you to techniques for fastening planks to frames using silicon bronze fasteners, how to bung countersinks and what to use and how to make painted surfaces fair.
Anthony began cleaning our 1047 U22’s bottom planks and sorting them into two groups – ...View & Read More
Time to fill a few – thousand – countersink holes! We use 3M Premium Marine ...View & Read More
Why Attention to Details is Critical Details, details, details. Dismiss them at your peril, as ...View & Read More
Bottom fastened! Well, almost. RJ and I still must team as we tighten the tiny ...View & Read More
The how and why of filling fastener holes with glue and toothpicks Porcupined is surely ...View & Read More
The goal here is removing fairing-compound-filled countersinks and releasing the over 1,000 fasteners driven through ...View & Read More
Don Danenberg’s seminal piece on 5200 bottoms, “What is a TRUE 5200 bottom,” Classic Boating, ...View & Read More
Clinching (sometimes spelled “clenching”) is when you drive a nail that passes through both thicknesses ...View & Read More
We are nearing a major milestone on the 1946 Gar Wood Ensign deck replanking portion ...View & Read More
This 1967 Century Palomino's decks were completely released so we could gain access to the ...View & Read More
Here is the next installment on our 1946 GarWood Ensign restoration project. With everything removed ...View & Read More