A record of the renovation of a
Wooden Drascombe Longboat 'Otter'

15th November 2006 It just gets worse!

Started removing the GRP skin to get to the rotten wood. There's lots of it.

Looks like she has had standing water in her for a long time. I can follow the water level around the boat by the rotten plywood. Most of the hardwood seems ok.

Removed the brass strips from the keel and those other things (I can't remember what they are called).

I noticed that there is a rudder guide at both ends of the rudder slot, top and bottom. Does this meen I can put my rudder in backwards, as well.

See video at Youtube

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Last updated: 2 January, 2007