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

29th January 2007. The last of the rot.

Finished the scarf on the hoglet but now the hog scarf needs adjusting.

Bonded the spacers to the sides of the rudder casing. (The photo has come out very white. It is just ordinary ply.)

The bulkhead at the front of the centreboard case is the last area of rot.

After sawing away some of the centreboard case it was obvious that there was a lot of rot.

(New name for boat "L'Otter Ot")

Time to remove the centreboard case.


Also cut away the rotten area of the bulkhead.

Quite expected the boat to fall in two at this point. There doesn't seem to be much holding her together.

The existing bulkhead is two layers of ply. Each is 14mm, which is an odd thickness.

I decided to replace the rotten part with three layers of 9mm ply and step the join so I shaved off 9 mm and 18mm of ply.

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Last updated: 30 January, 2007