Wood Transom Repair Replacement Refinishing Mahogany Yacht Boat
So here we are again, back on that stern of the Chris Craft Corvette, as you can see, I’ve been grinding it off, took all the lettering off, faired the planks, as you can see here, the one plank is bigger than the other, so I’ll finish this bottom down here, and it’ll look exactly the same,.
And what I like to do, with these old boats that have been sanded many times I like to use my belt sander, with a fairly new belt in it, a forty grit, and when there’s varnish on it like this, I like to go on the bias a little bit, at fortyfive degrees,.
And that seems to smooth out the gouges, that all of those people who followed the rules, over the years, and went with the grain, with their palm sanders and whatnot, they created a whole pile of gouges. This seems to be strong, this Honduras Mahogany seems to be able to take a little sideways grind.
And then someone, I’ll get my main man to come behind me with a light grit sandpaper, and polish that off with the grain. But not going to try and take the gouges out with the grain because it doesn’t work that way. Works better on the bias, angle fortyfive degrees, sort of like when you’re cleaning the grout out of the tiles,.
When you’re installing grout in tiles, go fortyfive degrees, and everything seems to work better. So, this is the stern of a Chris Craft Corvette, midfifties, got two V8s, Chevy V8s, it’s thirty feet long, and we’re doing pretty much a complete overhaul.
See I’ve got all the sides stripped, and the beautiful Honduras Mahogany stripped, and I’ve been filling up any of the rotten spots, this is cedar on oak, and I’ve stripped all the sides off, very beautiful shape. There’s the engine vents, and the lines in this is perfect.
I was worried about the water line, but when I actually looked, I found out these old Chris Craft guys were pretty smart, because they actually scribed it into the boat, and I’ve got my tape following that, so I can make a nice straight bootstrap and have that thing look like it was.