Blackened floor of cedar strip boat

by Gerry
(Wakefield Quebec, Can.)

I would like to restore this 58 Peterborough...

When the plywood floor was removed exposing the original floor there appears to be a burned or blackened look...

Is this mold...

It looks like someone put some clear coat over the stain.


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58 Peterborough
by: Mike

Hi Gerry,
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It could be mold if moisture was trapped between the plywood and the original.

Or, perhaps more likely, it is the remains of the glue or bedding compound used when the ply was fitted???

Is there any damage to the original?

Any obvious reason why it was covered?

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Jul 03, 2011
Pitch or Pine Tar?
by: Chuck

It could just be pine tar or something like that painted on to protect the wood.

Jun 29, 2011
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by: GERRY

Thanx for your post

Is there any damage to the original?

The original "cedar shell" was covered by a plywood painted floor.
As well as replacing some of the cedar in the shell I will probably replace about 10 ribs.

Any obvious reason why it was covered?

I can think of 2 reasons...one to hide the blackened floor or two, to keep folks from walking on the shell of the boat...most boats I have looked at don't have a solid plywood floor, but rather cedar strips running down the length of the boat to distribute weight.

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