Classic Wooden Boat gets New Mahogany moldings

So here, I made these mouldings, I was using some little half rounds, and they didn't really look like the era very much, and so I got this nice piece of mahogany, sapele it's called, from Africa. It's actually African cedar, but it had a beautiful grain in it, pretty close to the colour of the boat here, so I made my own mouldings, and then I screwed them on, I put some Sika behind them, put three rows of Sika, tried to keep it away from the top for smearing purposes, and the bottom,.

And then I put these screws, drilled a three eighths hole with a three eighths bit, just a spade bit is good enough, because it gives you a start. And then I put the screws in, use one inch, what did I use I used one inch by, or number eight Robertson. I don't know what you've got in your area, but those are a Canadian screw with a square head. I guess if you're using Phillips, about the same anyway. So, what I'm doing is taking these heads off, and I use that, my Sunday chisel for that.

Because I can pretty much get the, get them right off. Start with the other way, so I don't break it off and then slide it. I've glued these in with just plain old exterior wood glue, white glue. And there, it's almost finished, A little bit of glue smearing on there. I'll just sand it off, to get that smeary glue off. It looks beautiful. Make sure you use that sharp Sunday chisel, not the one you were butchering everything up with, all week. Just use a real nice one.

I've got one that I save for that purpose, It's a Swedish steel sandvik, I don't know, I got it at a yard sale but I never cut nails with it or anything, so it stays pretty sharp, and I can use that to just clip these off, and a minimal of sanding. You can use a plug cutter, and I used a plug cutter in the same kind of wood as, and then it gives you the same colour., It doesn't give you the exact same grain, but make sure you put your plugs in.

In the same direction of the grain, and it looks better. So, I'm just about ready to start oiling here, again, and I'm using that wet sand method of Penofin Brazilian rose wood oil, so this is all going to look pretty tickety boo in a couple hours here. Want to get that first coat on it, Okay, that's plugging and cutting the plugs off everything, on the mouldings. Now, this moulding, I just cut it I stri thickness planed it to what I wanted it to be, and then I ripped it, and then I ran the router over it,.

And it worked out beautiful. It's a little wider, so it covers all the nail holes and stuff from all the previous mouldings. I have no idea what was on there, but there used to be cotton nailed underneath this or stapled. I've got some fibreglass cloth on that I epoxied on here, now, you can see that. And it'll get a nice coat of paint and still look like a wooden boat instead of a shiny old fibreglass thing. And yeah. That's moulding day. Thank you. Closed Captioning by Kris Brandhagen. brandhagengmail.

Classic Vintage Wooden Boat Cruiser Yacht Bow Deck Repairs

So here we are on the bow deck, did a lot of repairs up here. You can see that, there's a new chunk of plywood there, and a new chunk there, that pie shape, and back here, it was always leaking into the cabin, so this is all new in here, and patched up with cold cure also on the questionable areas. Here's a big funny looking patch there, because that was all rotted out, and yeah. And we're getting ready to fibreglass this now with epoxy, and go over it.

So it, I took the king plank out of here, so it'd be nice and waterproof underneath the plank, when I put the plank back on. There's a little hatch to get down into that, into the bow, There's a little head down in there, and some storage, So it's good to keep that, this part very watertight, because of the storage. So, this is a midfifties Chris Craft Corvette, and it's the bow deck repairs, And you can see, here's the main cabin, and then there's a steering bridge, and also, you can see behind that, there's the aft cabin.

How to do Forward Cabin Top Repair on Classic Vintage Wooden Boat Yacht Motor Cruiser

So here we are again, on the front cabin roof, of this Chris Craft Corvette Cruiser. You can see where the rot was, Now, the old plywood used to be covered with cotton, and somebody over the years had pulled the cotton all off, and just painted it with floor and porch paint. Consequently, the marine plywood rotted through, so I took that all out, and it goes right underneath the window jambs and everything. and I put in two new, what do you call them, joists, yeah, under there. I cut them on the band saw,.

Because they're a bit curved. And then some brand new patchy patch of marine plywood. You can see it goes all the way in, and into the dash there. So it's a nice seal. I set it in cold cure, and I ran a little bit of fibreglass cloth on top of that cold cure, which will give me a nice lapping pattern to do the rest of it with epoxy and fibreglass. So, right now though, I've, this only part of the plywood seems a little bit sponge, not spongey, but to soak in stuff,.

So I'm using rot fix now, and that is a very very thin type of epoxy, and it's pretty much idiot proof, you just fill your mixing jar up to the bumps where it says. There's the one, the first one goes up to that first bump, and then then second one goes up to that, and then you shake it all up, squirt it on the roof deck, and roll it in with that roller. And that will soak into any of this stuff, that is soaky, and, so that the fibreglass resin,.

Or not fibreglass resin, the epoxy resin for the fibreglass cloth will not soak in. It'll actually bond to that, and then it'll be a good patch. So I'm going to spray that, or not spray it on, I'll squirt that on there, and then roll it out, and tomorrow it'll be dry, and I can put the fibreglass sheet on top of this. Chris Craft's Corvette were they have this mid bridge, and their famous selling feature was the aft cabin, so when you look back here, rather than an open back,.

They have another cabin in there, with a full double bed, and bathroom. So, this boat actually has two bathrooms on it. I'll show you that in a later movie. Quite a unique boat. Only twenty or so built. And I don't know if there were more aft cabins built by Chris Craft or not. I'll have to look it up. Very good idea. A little hard for fishing though. So all of these front bits used to have cotton on top of them. And you can tell this is presixties.

Vintage Classic Wooden Boat Cruiser Motor Yacht gets New Mahogany Stern Planks Corked

So this is, is it called corking cotton Yep. Yeah. Yeah. And it's, you just blast it in between the seams. You know, since last night, it's squeezing out. Yeah. You know, I guess it's coming out from behind even. Oh yeah yeah. You see its, I had that all smoothed on, it's squishing out. Right. Yeah, so that cotton goes between the planks, and then when the planks swell up, it just squeezes really tight. But the SikaFlex goes over top, right Yep. In here You put more SikaFlex into the crack.

Wooden Boat Sapele Mahogany Mouldings, MV Renaissance 30 Motor Yacht

So, today's a pretty good day. Today I made the mouldings here for the, this part of the boat, Chris Craft Corvette, and I got some really nice mahogany, this really nice grainy stuff here, and it's nice red colour, and I thought, well that's what I need to do for the mouldings, and there's a lot of fancy red mouldings here, Here's a hand grab that was a, it gets screwed on from underneath after, the painting's pretty much done, and then this all sort of looks in place, and it gets stained up,.

And then many coats of varnish on it. But I'm sort of making this up as I go, because I really don't know what was original on this boat. I know there was mouldings because there is many many nail holes, and there are sawed off nails behind there. and screw holes, and it would just make sense that it would be a moulding that looked a bit like this. So I had an inch and a half moulding on there, a half round oak, but then I got this nice mahogany,.

And I thought I'll put a treat on for the boat. And because this door opens back onto itself, I had to make this area a little shallower, and the door moving also is a quarter inch instead of three quarter inch. But it actually looks nice, and these screws will get those nice marine type washers that, cup washers that sit up, and of course we'll put plugs in these holes, and sand everything off, and when this is all stained up, it will look like it was here from day one,.

I hope. Here's why this boat is called a Corvette, because when you take the top off of it here, it looks like a giant speedboat. The lines on this are absolutely fantastic, if you look at that window line. I took the canvas off here, and I've got it hanging over there, but this is what makes this boat what it is, and a collector's item of course. They only made about twenty of them or less, and yeah, I don't know, maybe it just didn't sell right or what.

Classic Wooden Boat Motor Cruiser Yacht Wet Exhaust Muffler install

So here is the rest of that muffler exhaust installation, In that back corner, I don't know if you can see anything back there or not, but that's where that strut came through the exhaust tip, and then it's tied on with that piece of exhaust rated pipe, and then these nice stainless clamps, and it goes in here and follows through and ties up to the rest of the exhaust, and that's the reason it's wet, is because it follows through lots of areas in the boat that you certainly wouldn't want to get hot.

Fiberglass Boat Repair, Wooden Yacht Bow Deck, System 3 Silvertip Epoxy

So here's that same Chris Craft bow deck, and we've just put a coat of epoxy with fibreglass cloth on it. We're using this system three laminating resin, and the hardener there, and that's a very good epoxy. It allows the fresh, or the raw plywood to soak up a certain amount of that epoxy, and then wetting the cloth into it, makes the two bond together, form a bit of a watertight seal, or hopefully a watertight seal. And we'll put another coat of the resin on it, and the hardener mixed into it,.

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