Restoring a 1968 wood Johnson E Skow

Restoring a 1968 wood Johnson E Skow

Post by Todd A. Balsim » Mon, 03 Mar 1997 04:00:00


This boat was given to me and I don't kow where to begin to "fix" it up.

 
 
 

Restoring a 1968 wood Johnson E Skow

Post by E II » Wed, 05 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Howdy,   I have a '67 Melges c-scow, with a "c", that I pretty much
restored to what I call working pleasure boat condition.  My 1st advice is
to learn about epoxy, which is kind of miserable stuff, but a real tonic
for old wood boats.  About a dozen years ago, I sanded the ext. hull to
bare wood and put on 3 coats of epoxy; about 8 yrs. ago, I epoxied the
inside up about 4" from the bottom and sistered in some oak ribs by rotted
ones.  The boats on a bouy, and is still a lot of fun.  I'm worried about
spaces under the deck that I could not easily reach, and the inside of the
sideboard trunks, but haven't had any trouble so far.  Also, watch for a
split between the hull and the deck; took me some time to figure that out;
solved by epoxying glass strip around the whole joint.  Of course, the
sane solution is to take her into a boatyard.  Good luck.  Ernie Steck

 
 
 

Restoring a 1968 wood Johnson E Skow

Post by Klaus Sussenbac » Wed, 05 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> This boat was given to me and I don't kow where to begin to "fix" it up.

How about going to your local library and read as many boat
repair/building books as you can get hold of. I'm assuming that you
have not much experience in this field. It's almost impossible to give
advice on the net on how to fix a boat when specific details of the
repair are not quoted.
Have fun,
Klaus