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    Default Looking at this>

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...952931646.html

    looking at the trunk and surrounding areas in the third photo....looks like work, what do you think? tfl

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    Iron fastened - or at least iron bolts in the cb trunk. Might not be totally awful to get them out - but out they should come. What's all the discoloration in the peak? And - what else is iron fastened?

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    Those scraps of wood under the deck are an elephant in the room. Not original and as sloppy as melted ice cream.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Iron fastened - or at least iron bolts in the cb trunk. Might not be totally awful to get them out - but out they should come. What's all the discoloration in the peak? And - what else is iron fastened?

    Really fun boats.
    Should there not be more bolts in that CB trunk?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    This boat is about 300 miles away from me..Just trying to get an idea if it is worth driving to look at it in person...

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    Id ask the builder (508-295-8585) when they switched from galvanized to bronze fasteners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimConlin View Post
    I’d ask the builder (508-295-8585) when they switched from galvanized to bronze fasteners.
    good catch, thanks

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    Let us know the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Should there not be more bolts in that CB trunk?
    Dunno enough about beetle cats to say.
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    Default Re: Looking at this>

    The Alden Schooner "Wanderlure II" was built in 1921 and was iron rivited. The fastenings were galvanized and lasted until 2001 when she was re-framed and re-planked.
    Jay

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    Those steel bolts on the centerboard trunk look a little rusty but it doesn't mean they have to come out. That boat looks like it has lots of life left in it and has been well maintained. I wouldn't go changing anything until you've sailed her a bit and had a chance to see what, if anything, is seriously wrong with the boat. Steel fastened boats can last a very long time if taken care of.

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    This is the only photo of the boat that show the kind of things we need to see . In it are a broken frame and a bunch o rusty bolts.
    The boat is a 1961.... careful !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimConlin View Post
    I’d ask the builder (508-295-8585) when they switched from galvanized to bronze fasteners.
    Hulls built before 1973 (before hull #1536) were iron fastened throughout. Afterwards they switched to bronze.

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    Yeah, I think I am backing away from it...thanks all.

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