Life-support of an old American wooden boat

Follow me through the process of getting my 1946 16-ft Chris-Craft Special Runabout back to her original splendour.
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Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club
Danenberg Boatworks
The Mariners Museum
The Trading Dock
Träbåtsakuten (Swedish)
Woody Boater Blog
Motor Yacht Society (Swedish)

Stainway

A couple of weeks ago I stained the new deck. It looks a lot sharper than the images. Next step is to seal it with CPES. I just cannot seem to get my ass to the boat and continue. Perhaps next weekend?

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Beam me up, Scotty

All new beams!

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Working out

Here’s some images showing the project progress as for now.

Deck planking removed:
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New deck beams:
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Beam to hull joint:
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Strengthening the aft deck:bild

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When renovating a boat, and this being your primary tool, you know you have a long way to go.

When renovating a boat, and this being your primary tool, you know you have a long way to go.

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On your mark

Today the boat arrived to the workshop where I will be working on it for over the winter. The main project is a brand spanking new deck.

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