google-site-verification: googleffe3ebaef4e4b443.html Oztayls-Restoring and sailing a vintage scow Moth: Hiking wing restoration

03 May 2013

Hiking wing restoration

Be prepared for surprises if you take on the restoration of an old boat. The hiking straps were rotten so I had to remove them. Look what they were hiding! I imagined myself being fully hiked and the wings giving way and my world going dark green. I’ll need to weld on some reinforcing bits before replacing the straps.

It’s a good idea to put down a silicon barrier before installing anything onto aluminium. Also wash your boat down well with fresh water and flush out aluminium tubes and spars after a day on the water.

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