"Paul, not sure where you live in Seattle, but we live in Madrona. I've built a Rapid Robert and would be happy to come by and help if your interested. I've posted a few pictures of my boat a while ago."
"Thank you for the reply.
Just purchased a 12' x 20' heavy duty canopy for workshop. Googled the link, looks good. I'll search for the book.
I'm anxious to make repairs. This boat and I've been out of the water to…"
"There are plenty of boat builders, but repair costs may be shocking because there may be additional contingencies (problems) as the work progresses.
However, one of the best sources for working with epoxy is located on Port Townsend- Russell Brown…"
"All of the damage pictured of this boat can be repaired. Will it be "easy", perhaps not. Is it all doable? Yes. Having helped a friend do somewhat similar repairs to his boat I know what it takes to do all of the repairs. I will suggest…"
"Hi Paul, looks to me like the bottom will need to come off. Since the chine log on one side has been totally removed, it will be virtually impossible to replace it without removing the old bottom. The other chine log has rot also at the transom and…"
"Just sent pics of rot to "discussions" as a new post. I'm figuring out how to use this forum.
Retired last week, will have time to spend fixing boat. Don't want to loose the boat, it has sentimental value. And front half is…"
"Some pictures of the dry rot areas would be good in order to help. In the reply screen at the top is an "image" tab, you can upload pictures and post in the reply.
I would imagine there are knowledgeable wooden boat folks in the Port…"