Someone cut this boat down.....

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Someone cut this boat down.....

Postby Classicboats4me » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:55 pm

I picked this boat up today. What a prize. Once it was the pride of a Kentucky River. Just a parts boat for me now.
http://s207.photobucket.com/albums/bb12 ... shingboat/
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb12 ... MG2187.jpg
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Direct link to 29 pictures.
http://s207.photobucket.com/albums/bb12 ... shingboat/
Ron Pistohl
1965 Thompson Sea Mate
1975 Yar-Craft Yankee
Oshkosh,Wisconsin.

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Postby LancerBoy » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:13 am

That 'aint no blue goose like the old North Central airplanes!

Nice motor!

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Postby Torchie » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:49 am

Save the White step pads 8)
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Postby Classicboats4me » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:35 am

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Under the floor.
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Just a few more things to do before off to the dump.
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Postby Classicboats4me » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:35 am

Having fun with this boat. The metal keelson strip will be use on a 20 Ft. Cruisers Inc. Anyone need bonfire wood ?
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I added a bunch more pictures here.
http://s207.photobucket.com/albums/bb12 ... shingboat/
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Postby Classicboats4me » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:47 am

I have a idea for a new table top.....
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Just needs stripper,sanding,stain and varnish.
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Postby peteburrs » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:59 pm

Ron,

Do you still have this boat? I have one section of lap strate that I need to replace that is about 12" or so and am looking to get some original wood if possible.
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Lake Dubay, WI
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Postby Phill Blank » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:23 pm

Pete,

I would not recommend using old wood for any repairs.
Get new marine plywood and be SAFE!

Good Luck,

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Postby LancerBoy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:42 am

Agreed. Use NEW wood. Don't use old wood for a hull repair. Also do not use old screws and other fasteners. Get new materials.

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Postby peteburrs » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:57 pm

Will do gentlemen! Thanks for the advice. Can you tell me is it doug fir?
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Postby Phill Blank » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:14 pm

Peteburrs,

The original plywood was marine grade douglas fir with a outer surface which was covered in a material like our current MDF, or a paper type covering to give it a smooth surface for painting.

Currently you will need to find a marine plywood of either a mahogany or simular type wood and seal the surface with a farring compound to give you a smooth surface for painting.

Andreas may be able to let you know what he has used to replace strakes. I myself do not have any boats with lap strake construction.

Good Luck,

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Postby LancerBoy » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:37 am

The 1959 boats will not have the paper overlay on the plywood surfaces. Cruisers, Inc. starting using that material about 1962.

The plywood for the painted surfaces was Douglas fir (obviously marine garde). The stained and varnished plywood was Philippine mahogany. It is very easy to tell the difference.

It's tough to find either these days. Okume or meranti marine plywood are acceptable.

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The deed is done.

Postby Classicboats4me » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:16 am

Final launch today.
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Rest well little Blue Goose. 47 years.

All the pictures are here.
http://s207.photobucket.com/albums/bb12 ... shingboat/
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Postby Phill Blank » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:29 am

Ron,

Did you have your Thompson Falg flying at Half Mast while this was happening?
It is always sad to see an old boat go down this way or the way of the burn pile. If someone had just put a little TLC into it some year back it would still be going strong.

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