A long-time reader of the Woodenboat forum, this is my first post. By way of introduction, here is a link to a blog I have been keeping on the restoration (a term I use very loosely with this audience!) of a traditional PNW double-ended troller https://fvpetrel.wordpress.com. And for those who prefer to read it here, a short summary:
Petrel is a double-ended Pacific Northwest troller built in 1954 by the Sather Boat Works in New Westminster, British Columbia. She was converted to pleasure use sometime before 1990. As of 2014 she was on the hard in Seattle waiting to be scrapped. I found her while wandering boat yards and in a fit of madness decided to bring her back to life.
As found, she looked quite down on her luck:
After a year of work in the yard she looks a bit better although still very much to be done:
With 35+ years of experience owning, living aboard and caring for old wooden boats I have a bit of experience with basic maintenance work but am getting to the point where advice would be handy on some of the more complicated projects. I look forward to comments, kibitzing, suggestions and criticism from the group.