Motor Cruiser.

by Robert Adshead
(Reading, Berkshire, UK)

Cleaning  up this superb motor cruiser.



Comments for Motor Cruiser.

Click here to add your own comments

Bendy Wood
by: Mike

Hi Rob,
I've just been reading your comment on “Enola”.

I had to laugh, if I had a pound for every “you don’t want to do it like that” comment from some ‘know it all’ I’d be a rich man.

The trouble with most of them (they are a special breed) is that there is no point arguing with them.

They know best, even though they have probably never even owned a wooden boat.

As you say the only recourse is to keep with it and prove them wrong.

I had heard of type of wood that could be easily bent being used to make mast hoops.

I've just been having a search around and found this link that looks interestinghttp://www.hurleyownersassociation.co.uk/pages/woodwork.htm

It certainly sounds to be ideal for curved trim but I can’t at the moment find any info on structural strength.

There is apparently a UK importer of the ‘Bendywood’ mentioned in the article http://www.bendywood.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=vie...

It certainly sounds interesting but I can’t help thinking that the process might affect the strength/elasticity of the wood, but then steaming does that, so…

Please let us know if you find out anymore,
Thanks,
Mike





Deck Cleaning
by: Robert

Hi Mike,
Yes it was looking more like a woodland floor than a boat deck with all the lichen on it! 

In answer to your question, I just used river water, a scraper and a scrubbing brush. 

I was careful to work across the grain with the brush rather than along it as I read going along the grain rips-out the softer part of Teak that exists inbetween harder ridges.

With the scrapper I used it like a cabinet scraper, pulling it towards me so as to avoid digging in.





Fore Deck
by: Mike

That fore deck has come up rather well considering how it looked before.

Did you use any particular technique, or was it just a case of plenty of ‘elbow grease’?






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...

Want to add more photos?

If you are having problems uploading Photos or would like to add more click on this link for the Upload Form.

You can upload as many as you like and there is no need to resize them.

You might like these

  • Boats and Bits, Free Advertising.

    The Boats and Bits Exchange is a FREE advertising space for anyone wishing to sell, buy or exchange Wooden Boats, Boat Bits or other items of Chandlery.

  • Project Boats by Proud Wooden Boat Lovers.

    A showcase for Wooden Project Boats that enthusiasts are working on building and restoring.

  • Readers Tips for Your Wood Boat.

    Readers Tips advice on how to maintain and improve your Wooden Boat and save time and money

  • Wooden Boat Women

    Wooden Boat Women, come on girls, you can do it just as well as the guys, show off your skills, your boats and encourage other environmentally friendly female boat builders.

Recent Articles

  1. Scorpio

    Sep 21, 19 12:01 PM

    Holman & Pie Northwind 1964 Strip planked hull on oak beams with mahogany superstructure & laid decking She's currently located in Ibiza in San Antonio.

  2. SMALL BOATS, BIG DREAMS

    Sep 17, 19 03:32 AM

    Reedville hosts the best little boat show in September. Photos by Eric Eichenmuller


    Reedville hosts the best little boat show in September.

    Read more by Ann Eichenmuller at Chesapeake Bay Magazine

    Read More

  3. We absolutely need this brand-new 1930s wooden speedboat from Fitzke Boatworks

    Sep 17, 19 03:32 AM

    This mahogany and oak wonder looks like it came straight out of the 1930s, but it was built in 2019. Fitzke Boatworks


    The boat is called Bugbite, is based on plans from a 1930s boating magazine and is staggeringly pretty.

    Read more by Kyle Hyatt at Cnet.com

    Read More