1920/30 C.G. Pettersen?
by Glynn Wortham
My Boat, hard to say, possible 1920/30 C.G. Pettersen?
White oak hull, day cruiser.
I haven’t been able to identify the boat due to lack of paper work and origin.
The shape and the interior layout suggest I'm on the right track.
Hi, I'm bringing my boat into a large warehouse for the next few years to work on it.
It's 25 ft white oak hulled day boat, weight about 2 tons.
The working place is likely to be too dry; as we all know a certain amount of moment is inevitable,
I want to keep it to a minimum by highering the humidity,
Question 1:- any ideas as to a ideal humidity for white oak?
Question 2:-is it feasible?
Question 3:-am I being too careful?
Would welcome a few comments.
WORK DONE UP TO DATE
The engine is out, took 3 of us and a fork lift truck.
The engine mounts are out need replacing, also scraped about a ton of gunge out from under the engine, was able to see the first glance condition of the hull as I've got most of the flooring up as well.
If I'm lucky the planking is only deformed not broken.
When the paint's off the keel and the inside I'll be able to see more.
Is there any way to ascertain the weight of the boat without it having to go over a weighbridge, just in case I get a good offer on a trailer?
Next job is stripping fixtures and fittings, all to reduce weight on the keel.
Good news the propeller shaft turns freely, meaning that the shaft tunnel is in order.
Bad news: - I took a deko at the wiring behind the dash, that's a theme for another day.
Have fun everyone
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