Wooden Enterprise Restoration
(St Helens, Merseyside, UK)
I've just taken on an abandoned wooden Enterprise from my sailing club with the intention of restoring it to it's former glory.
I spent some time comparing potential project boats and think I've dropped lucky with this one as most of the work (that I've identified so far!)isn't particularly skilled, which suits me.
The trickiest job seems to be that I'm going to have to either repair or replace the transom but apart from that she looks to be be solid.
All of the paint and varnish is going to have to come off though which leads to my question.
I don't have a garage and the sailing club shed is fully booked for the winter.
There's no chance of stripping, sanding, possibly patching, prepping and re-varnishing/painting in one gloriously sunny day this autumn/winter.
If I'm taking off all the varnish and paint and then leaving the boat (under it's own cover) for a week before I can get back to it, am I likely to find more damage caused by the weather while the wood is exposed?
Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.
I've attached a couple of photo's