by Grandpa David
My boat is a 31' Fairliner built in 1962 by Western Boat Builders in Tacoma Wa.
I bought it in January this year for a song.
It is in very rough condition and was briefly sunk but the hull seems to be sound and I think the engines are salvageable.
At one time this was a beautiful boat.
The superstructure, decks and the upper hull (probably the whole hull) are solid mahogany.
I won't be able to restore most of it to the original finish because of patches and the cost of mahogany.
The interior is mostly solid mahogany with some veneer panels and will restore very nicely.
This is a long term project and I might not live long enough to finish it but I am having the time of my life working on it.
I have never tried anything like this before so if anyone has suggestions I welcome them.
While the original system
worked quite well as a one-off post, it didn’t allow for updating or
posting new photographs etc.
That is why I have
introduced the new Your Pages.
This is new ‘Community’
platform is for 2018.
It is designed to put you
in control of your content, make it easier to for you to tell us about
your Wooden Boat, upload photos etc. and most of all post updates as
and when you wish to.
There is also a forum where
you can ask any questions you may have about Wooden Boats and join in
So, please come on
over and join our community of likeminded Wooden Boaters.