Paul Koehn
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Serious damage to my boat
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Feb 20.

Greg Tatum boat
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My 17' Tatum boat has serious dry rot in transom and floor at drain plug. Is it possible to fix this much damage? Can anyone recommend a good boat builder in Seattle?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregg Maddock Mar 10.

 

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Gregg Maddock replied to Paul Koehn's discussion Greg Tatum boat
"This has nothing to do with “rot”, but it is a photo of the first boat I built. A 17’ Tatman.  That Wyoming in the background."
Mar 10
Warren Gibbs replied to Paul Koehn's discussion Greg Tatum boat
"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."
Mar 10
Paul Koehn replied to Paul Koehn's discussion Greg Tatum boat
"Thanks. I'll look them up."
Mar 10
Richard Sutherland replied to Paul Koehn's discussion Greg Tatum boat
"Look up "Rot Doctor". A good line of products to fix rot problems."
Mar 1
Paul Koehn replied to Paul Koehn's discussion Greg Tatum boat
"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…"
Feb 26
Ants Uiga replied to Paul Koehn's discussion Greg Tatum boat
"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…"
Feb 23
Rick Newman replied to Paul Koehn's discussion Serious damage to my boat
"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…"
Feb 20
Kurt Selisch replied to Paul Koehn's discussion Serious damage to my boat
"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…"
Feb 20
Paul Koehn replied to Paul Koehn's discussion Greg Tatum boat
"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…"
Feb 19
Kurt Selisch replied to Paul Koehn's discussion Greg Tatum boat
"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…"
Jul 27, 2018

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Hometown:
Kenmore
About Me:
love riverS here in PNW. life haS conSpired to keep me home. Going to retire but my Tatum boat now haS SeriouS problemS. NeedS maSSive repair at tranSom.
Boats I own:
17' home made Greg Tatum boat. we built in 1991. can float acroSS a wet hankie when holeS are fixed.

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