My boats name is "Laura",
by Bill Di Carlo
(Cape Coral Florida)
I recently purchased a 1963 Chris Craft Constellation 42 .
I purchased it in Miami Florida and had to get it home to Cape Coral Florida, the problem is its over 200 miles away.
So I motored it along the Intra Coastal waterway.
Now thats its here at my home I would love to get started and do some long overdue repairs to the gunwale area on the Starboard side.
The boat is sound with a favorable survey, but it needs some TLC.
Most of the work Im going to start on is concentrated at the area where the power cord is plugged it , at the gunwale.
Can someone tell me what type of wood is acceptable on performing this repair?
I was thinking a marine grade ply coated with epoxy and then painted.
I dont want to, nor can I afford a full blown restoration, but rather a sprucing up of some of the rotted wood at that area.
I will remove as much as possible and refit a new piece approx 12 X 12 there and then I will need to also rip a new piece at the bump rail which was damaged on a piling, approx 3 ft long about the last plank of the hull,
I will post some pictures as my work progresses and would appreciate any and all suggestions
thanks in advance.