I just purchased a 1963, 28"wood E Scow on E-BAY. Will be picking it up this next week.
It needs work. No rot. Varnished bottom, canvas top side. Both need refinishing. Mast & Boom need refinishing.
I will keep boat on trailer. only in water for day use.
What should I finish bottom with? Was thinking of revarnishing.
I was also thinking of varnishing the topside? I wouldn't mind getting her alittle wet inside. After all she is a racing machine not a cruiser.
It needs floor boards replaced, but evrything under the decks look as good as the day she was built.
I would rather not epoxy or fiberglass. Just a nice looking finish that will protect the wood.