An alternative to the planked bottom
would be to replace it completely
with a cold molded plywood
Purists might argue that this
is perhaps too far from the
original vintage wood boat.
However, it will give her an
incredibly strong, seamless
This process is similar to
that above, except that
instead of finishing off with a layer of solid timber planks several
plywood are laminated together using that flexible bedding compound and
fastened to the frames using silicon bronze fasteners.
Use three to five layers of 4mm marine
plywood depending on
the thickness of the original bottom.
As with the previous method
all the structural elements
should be inspected and repaired before replacing the bottom with new
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