View Full Version : Herreshoff 12 1/2 - Initial survey of Remora (Hull#1092) built in 1928

04-23-2015, 06:30 PM

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04-23-2015, 08:21 PM
Well, that should keep you busy a while

04-24-2015, 12:45 AM
Lotta work. I like how straightforward the remedies seem to be in his eyes. That's the benefit of experience.

Jay Greer
04-24-2015, 12:15 PM
Aside from damage from pounding on a beach or rock, I would venture to comment that here, is a good example of how one should be aware of such things as drainage and ventilation in order to reduce the chances of rot getting a foothold and infecting the structure of a boat. Just looking at that plywood bulkhead with its delamination and rot is a clue to how poorly that material holds up if it is not properly sealed on the end grain.
Herreshoff used T&G for his bulkheads which will readily drain moisture into the bilge. I would also guess that ventilation was pretty restricted by gear stored in the lazzeret as well. Another point where fastenings were drawn through the planking tells me that a power driver may have been used to set the screws. Here is an example of how a Yankee Screw Driver can be worth while as it allows the boat builder to feel the fastening as it is driven. This often, avoids splitting a frame or plank or, as seen here, forcing it through the planking itself. So far as the covering boards being oil canned, it may have been the result of a gorilla on the fore deck rather than a light footed crew member. Even so, the beauty of a wooden boat is that it is a renewable art object.