Rescuing an old Wooden Boat from the fire..
Some friends of mine knew I was looking for a wooden boat.
About a year or so one of them called me and wanted me to have a look at a boat they had.
When I get there,they had blazed a fire and one of them had started a chain saw.
The whole thing seemed to be a joke from their side.
They didn't expect me to have any interest of that vessel at all.
But they were wrong.
When I saw that beautiful shape and condition of the boat, I begged them on the spot not to start the destroying.
I went home for my trailer and had it transported home.
We're only dealing with a 20Ft motor skiff.
But even more necessary to rescue her.
Several of the boards must be replaced.
I made a new keel, some new frames, and a lot of work remain before its done.
I'll promise to add pictures when I have the boat restored.
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.