Well, Haul out time is here again. I needed to address some leaking seams so
I begged my wife for a week of 14hr days (turned into 10 days), borrowed
some money from my Dad (who loves the boat), and set out to re-caulked the
I hauled at the Berkeley Marine Center. I cant say enough about this yard. located in the Berkeley Marina, They are the most WOODEN BOAT knowledgeable and friendly yard I have seen. Owned by Cree and Julie Partridge (www.berkeleymarine.com) they have developed a true haven for wooden boat enthusiasts.
As I began reefing out the seams, the boat began to dry out a little, and more and more seams started to open. 90% of the seams were original whitelead and linseed oil. They came out very easy and I ended up reefing out the entire bottom.
10 days of VERY HARD work, and a few hundred dollars and she is tight as a drum!