I have my first wooden boat witch is a 196o
Penn-yan outboard that needs attencion.
How do I go about fixing/restoring it? The boat is in good shape? The deck has to be replaced in some spots and it needs a new transom. The planking looks good. It looks like I can reuse all the planking? The boat has been sitting out side for a long time and the wood looks almost to weathered? My Father wants to replace the transom and the ply-seperaded plywood on the deck then sand the boat whole boat down as is and refinish it and leave it?
My plan is to strip the boat apart till it resembles a pile of scrap firewood then rebuild the boat piece by piece and varnish it with something like West system or the like. (Compaired to my fathers simple repainting) Then in the end I will have a boat worty of being a show piece.
So what sould I do?