1954 Whirlwind 15' mohagany boat
(Stephens City, VA)
I bought a whirlwind 15' mahogany boat from the original owner a couple of years ago.
I was excited about getting started on restoration and had the engine checked out and repaired, it is a 40 HP Johnson that replaced the original engine in 1963.
All it needed was a water pump since the original owner was a mechanic and kept it well maintained.
The boat has always been stored in a garage by the original owner and myself.
Unfortunately I had multiple back surgeries that have left me permanently disabled.
I still want to attempt to work on my boat as therapy!
My first question is since the boat has been out of water for 15+ years, some people suggest filling the boat with water in order to soak the wood and let it expand.
Is this something I should do?
I plan to start work in the spring so any advice on the first steps would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
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