12ft Clinker Punt

by Stephen

For my first wooden boat project, well first boat actually, I picked up a very distressed old 12ft clinker rowing boat in August 2011 off an old guy in the local pub (much to the sniggers of some of my neighbours).

I'm told it's a very old style of boat, not many like it around my way.

After scraping her down last autumn, I got some excellent professional help over the winter to replace the bow stem, knees, ribs, lower transom, gunwales and some planks that were all badly rotted.

Myself and my brother began varnishing and painting in the spring and got her finished and back in the water in mid June this year.

It was an enjoyable project from start to finish and I'd like to thank DIY Wood Boat for being an invaluable source of information over the last year.

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by: James

You just amused me by the transformation you have done to the boat. Even though you haven’t changed much of its shape or appearance, it looks so fresh with the renovation. And the color combination you have selected also suits well.

by: Stephen

Cheers Mike, there's not much you can't pick up down the local!

It's all compliments from the neighbours now!

It's just a pity our summer has been so poor as I haven't been able to get out in her as much as I would have liked.

A Pint of Guinness and a Boat Please
by: Mike

The neighbours still sniggering Stephen? I guess not.

What a superb job you (and your brother) have done, such a superb transformation.

It just goes to show what beautiful, wooden boat craftsmanship can be hiding under the grime of neglect.

She is a beauty, a work of art,

Thanks for sharing.

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