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Old 11-16-2017, 08:08 PM
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Default Wood is good.

Still fighting with health issues but got a new project into the shop last week. Here are a few picks of it as well as a pic of it's twin that I did about 28 years ago.
Last pics shows what it should look like when finished.
I have started to take out the approx. 1800 brass screws that holds the bottom together.
1950 CC Riviera. 18'
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:37 PM
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Awesome! Good to see that you are getting your hands dirty again Torchie.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:21 PM
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Me too, Torchie. Glad to see you are back at it. Old wood boats are beautiful.

I guess your truck must have found a permanent home after all the reselling.
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:19 PM
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That'll be a beaut!!!
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:42 PM
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Me too, Torchie. Glad to see you are back at it. Old wood boats are beautiful.

I guess your truck must have found a permanent home after all the reselling.
Must be bob as it seems to have disappeared. At least for now......

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Old 11-17-2017, 12:52 AM
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:18 AM
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Wow great looking boat, glad to see you found a project.
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:55 AM
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I love that boat!! Thanks for saving it. I went to the Wooden Boat show in Port Townsend some 20 years ago. No car show ever incited that amount of drooling. I was hooked.
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:54 AM
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Thanks for all the responses Gang. Great to hear from all of you.
I know that the rules about different types of builds is pretty relaxed on here but for now I will keep it in the BS forum unless other wised notified.
This is my Bro -in-laws boat that he bought back when I was doing the other Riviera. I needed a new project so got him to dig it out of his garage tomb and drag it up north to me.
Once I flipped it I started to work on the bottom.
Sheet metal patch and bondo.... I thought I was back working on a car for a minute.
Just a couple of reason why the bottom has to be replaced.
Each stripe in the hull represents a frame and each white spot is a old,soft, broken brass screws that has to be dug out.
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:52 AM
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What's the method for extracting the crusty ole screws ??
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