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