37 Egg

by John

I have a 1969 Egg Harbor 37 foot.

She sank about 2years ago.

She was only down for 2 days before I pulled her out of the water.

Since then she has been sitting on dry land.

As you can guess the seams have opened up.

I intend to refasten the bottom, but should I caulk the seams first,or refasten first?



Comments for 37 Egg

Click here to add your own comments

Re-caulking an Egg Harbor 37
by: Mike

Hi John,

Refasten first!

Yea you need to get those planks stabilized and any repairs done before you begin caulking.

However, as you intend re-caulking it might be a good idea to start by raking out the old caulking before you do anything else.

When you do begin caulking just remember that those planks will have dried out and shrunk so don’t be tempted to over-caulk.

Let us know how you get on,

Best of luck with her,


Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your Wooden Boat Projects...


If you wish to add more photos (or videos) to your post or if you have any problems loading photos use the link below (there is no need to resize or adjust your photos).

But please use the 'Description Box' to indicate to which post the photos belong.

Click Here to securely send your photos,


Creative Commons Licence
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.

I am perfectly aware that the majority of Wooden Boat aficionados are sensible folk.
However, I need to point out that I am an amateur wooden boat enthusiast simply writing in order to try to help other amateur wooden boat enthusiasts.
And while I take every care to ensure that the information in DIY Wood Boat.com is correct, anyone acting on the information on this website does so at their own risk.