56 Century Resorter 18
by John Schutz
Really a rough, rotted old boat..... but, oh, the potential.
I have replaced all 20 oak frames, rebuilt new transom, now need to install keel and chines..... can I do it, or is this beyond most "adequate" woodworkers???
The next question is my main one and please, I know the question will truly offend some of you, you will consider the concept sacraligious.... but here goes.
The old mahogany planks are shoot, good only for patterns and IF I were to go the planking route would first install a thin plywood inner liner.
Now here is the big question, why not use a number of plywood layers (believe it called "cold cure" method) to spare myself the hassel of bending mahogany planks?
Is it less expensive and I would think easier to do.
I am not going to show and not worried about a nicely painted black hull.
The transom and top sides will be the original mahogany look.
What do you think?