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Boat Building and Restoration
Boat Building and Restoration
Boat Building and Restoration
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Boat Building and Restoration
Boat Building and Restoration
Boat Building and Restoration
Boat Building and Restoration
Boat Building and Restoration
Boat Building and Restoration
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Welchwoods Custom Cabinetry also has the tools and capability to completely restore your antique wooden boat.  The boat shown here is a 1966 Thompson Sea Coaster with a 1966 65 hp Mercury outboard.  In its original condition, the boat needed a complete restoration due to rotting frames, inner keelson, stringers, keel, rub rails, transom and decks.

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Another goal of this project was to replace all of the vinyl on the boat with solid African Mahogany.  Here is a running list of what was required to completely restore the 1966 Thompson. 

  • sanded hull to to bare planks
  • new frames
  • new keelson
  • new stringers
  • new keel
  • new transom
  • new splash rail
  • new 3/8” planked deck fore and aft
  • new rub rail
  • new splash rail
  • new 1/2” round trim
  • new 1/2" flooring with Nautolex covering
  • new dash
  • new seat boxes
  • new upholstered seats
  • re-glued and doweled window frames
  • new window gaskets
  • 8 coats of paint
  • 10 coats of varnish inside and out
  • new engine paint
  • new wiring

If you are interested in having a restored antique wooden boat, give me a call.  We can either restore your boat or help you find one that you are interested in.  There is no greater sense of joy than boating with one of your favorite classic models.