Boat Repairs

Owning a boat has taught me many valuable lessons. One lesson is the importance of fixing a problem as soon as it becomes evident. About a year ago I noticed some rot in the timber along the inside of the cabin sides. It was mainly confined to an area under one porthole. I left it thinking it was only a problem when it rained and I’d get around to it in due course.
I was inspecting the boat yesterday making a list of jobs that I need to do over the Christmas break and I came across another really bad area of rot under another porthole.
I’ll post some photos in the coming week. I’m going to be busy ripping old wood out and replacing it over Christmas. I’ll also need to attend to the root of the problem which is the old broken down sealant around the port holes. It’s not bad for having lasted nearly 40 years.

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