Boat Restoration

I brought my niece to the USS Constitution for her first visit last week. Outside the security area, a group of sailors were restoring a couple of rowboats that had sat out in the weather too long. They were doing it old school. They sanded them by hand and pulled out old caulking with a pick. I made this image of a sailor trying his best to get out the caulking. They said the caulking was inferior, but it seemed to want to stay in place.

13 thoughts on “Boat Restoration

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      True. I was talking to an older man working with them. He said their are amazing new materials for caulking. They make a flexible epoxy that will adjust as the wood expands and contracts.

  1. Sarah

    That’s just great they teach and do it old school – electric sanding tools might safe time, but doing it by hand gives you a better feeling. I should know this, I once did this with our doors which had up to 6 different paints on them! Now they’re paint free and look much nicer. ๐Ÿ™‚


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