[AtkinBoats] Re: For An Aft plans
- Tresarus is having a 50-year workover. Some of the lower planking
was a little punky, and the plank ends fore and aft tend to be a
little vulnerable if not steadily maintained. But she's in fine shape.
Black locust stem this winter. She had a new transom about 3 years
>Hello, I have a Fore an Aft built in the '50s, she is iron fastened,[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>which I am changing to bronze, cedar planking, oak frames, floors, keel
>and stem. I will replace the stem and gripe with yellow pine, the
>frames with black locust, and any planking with atlantic white cedar.
>If you are on the east coast you have white oak, cedar, black locust,
>tamarack,(good for bulwarks and cabin tops, eastern white pine,
>(interior joinery), if you follow the plans you cannot encapsulate the
>hull, she will rot. You could cold mold,strip plank her. Tresarus is
>strip planked, I think with fir,as long as you use bronze you should be
>good for 50 years.