Rebuilding/refinishing wood parts of fs.

I am pretty good working with wood...that said, what parts are easily replaced if I were to make new pieces. The boat I am looking at you can tell that the wood is obviously weathered and needs to be refinished, or even replaced (probably doesn't NEED to be replaced, but that might be fun for me...)

Anyone done this before, successfully?


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Hi all I am returning to the form after too many years away. my first wife passed away in late 2000 and our Scot had not been sailing in perhaps 10 years after marriage to my new wife I got my Scot back a' sailing late this summer on Narragansett Bay in Rhode question is on hull separation.I feel i have a just a bit on either side of the oozing of gunk that some talk about. I would like to bring it back to the factory for that fix and re-gelcoat of the sides and deck.........from those in the know does this sound like a big repair???


ps boat is #618

Call Harry Carpenter at the factory (Flying Scot) and he can address all of your concerns as it pertains to the Scot.
Good Luck[:)][:)]

Yup, the wood tabernacle parts are easily repaired, replaced, refinished. I pulled the entire tabernacle out, made easier because there were stainless angle brackets holding it top and bottom with screws. Most seem to be glassed, so you need to cut and reglass on replacement. Not hard.

When I slid the tabernacle out, I braced the deck with a couple of 2x4s. It needs the support. Also stay off the braced deck until the repaired unit is back in.

Once out of the boat, there are stainless screws holding all of the parts together, and I made a new piece crudely, but effectively, out of mahagony. I think the original was teak. I sanded and finished with Sikkens before reassembly, and it has held up well for the past 6yrs or so. Looks great.

If you want the best, most durable, longest lasting, best looking repair/refinsh for your tabernacle do the following;
Remove it from the boat
Disassemble as much as possible
Sand, sand, and clean as required
Reassemble as a unit with WEST system epoxy between all joints
Seal the entire assembly with three coats of WEST system epoxy, never letting the previous coat harden or you have to deal with the amine blush from the epoxy curing
Wash the entire unit with soap and water to remove final coat amine blush
Coat the entire epoxy sealed unit with at least three coats of UV varnish.
Reinstall between hull and deck and never worry about it again!

See Gougeon Brothers Book on Boatbuilding for more specific information or go to