As if owning big ole wooden boat is not crazy enough … I’m standing out in the…

As if owning big ole wooden boat is not crazy enough … I’m standing out in the rain watering my boat that is on land at 10 at night … Because the rain only gets the decks wet, and what needs to get wet is the hull and bottom so the boards will swell before launch tomorrow. #boatwithnoname




As if owning big ole wooden boat is not crazy enough … I'm standing out in the rain watering my boat that is on land…

Posted by Cindy Chebultz on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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  1. Mark Colonese
    Mark Colonese says:

    Can you arrange to hang (loosly floating) in the slings in the water for a day or two? Good insurance if your not familiar with how fast it swells… my boat swells up fast…. goes from looking like it’ll sink in 20 mins to reasonable in a few hours… tight in a day or so. Bilge pumps manage it. Good luck!

  2. Frank Gonzales
    Frank Gonzales says:

    Have you tried slick seam? It’s a seam compound the squishes out as the boat swells. Had a 46 footer out for a month and didn’t have to hang in the slings.

  3. Gerry McGovern
    Gerry McGovern says:

    That is one big advantage of a semi-enclosed model. (If it can be considered an advantage.) Winter tarp off and rain water swells the hull up in no time. Last year, my bottom planks were open almost 1/4″. 2 days of rain and I could not fit a knife blade between them!

  4. Gene Mebert
    Gene Mebert says:

    3 years ago I sprayed my boat down with antifreeze, it stays swelled virtually. Add another half gallon each season and boat hardly leaks upon launch.

  5. Jon Peters
    Jon Peters says:

    Hopefully the water doesn’t get that high on the side hull?!? Lol. I just dipped for the season had 12” for 24hrs. Then tight tight. Sat out for 4 months. No slick or presoak. Just a little old fashion saw dust

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