Odduck: Adventures in Boat Restoration
As a result of the serious illness of a family member and a knee injury I incurred in mid-June that led to surgery on it mid-July, progress on Odduck slowed. The biggest step forward was having 57 holes in the boat welded closed. The transom had 15 holes from a speedometer and its cable, a transducer, maybe some anodes and a couple of lift rings I wanted repositioned. There were also multiple holes on the rear and side decks where a loran antenna and fishing equipment brackets had been. I'm changing the forward navigation lights, so those holes needed filling, as did several others on the bow where a horn had been repositioned. So, as long as he was welding the below-water holes, I had him do them all. I ground them down with an electric drill and coarse sandpaper. For...