Otterblog

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


28th January 2007, Bonded outboard well and worked on hog.

Glued up outboard well with epoxy.

Discovered that there is a peice of wood below (when the boat is inverted) the hog that is rotten. It had to go. Managed to cut a scarf for a replacement. Bit difficult working upside down. In the photo I have marked the top scarf for the new length of hog and the bottom scarf for the new length of hoglet.

Managed to remove the rotten hoglet where it passed the mast support prop. Above the hole is the end of the scarf in the hog.

I gave the centreboard spacers a coat of epoxy prior to laying up the glass cloth tomorrow. I hope this will stops the “out-gas”.

And the rudder case sides got a coating of epoxy.

That is a neon tube reflecting.

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