Over the last 15 yrs I've been working on restoring/rebuilding a Norwegian Pilot Cutter (Colin Archer -type) cutter.
These working boats were often small in size -25 -35 feet, and operated in rough seas in finding vessels in need of pilot-services mainly in the southern shores of the Norwegian coast-line.
My boat was built in early 1900 (not verified), and was 30' over her decks.
Neglect over a long time, left her with bad timbers and fumes of decay lurking in her bilges.
I found her, bought her, and sailed her the firs summer.
Her leaks were increasing, and hundreds of litres found their way into her bilges when sailed hard..
-She needed repairs..
You probably know the story "Just a few planks here, and bits of frames there, some paint and we're off sailing again..."
Now, 15 into the restoration process, she still is high and dry in my workshop...
I will post some pictures streching over many years -hopefully in a cronological sequence:
Starting (Happy Days)
It was soon to be discovered that both fasteners and wood had reached a sorry state due to rust and rot...:
The rebuild started with tearing out rotten frames and planking.
Some of the frames were so bad that they could not come out in one peace, but practically was dug out of the hull..
Replacing stem, keel, sternpost, frames and planking took some years...:
To be continued...