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Opinions needed on how to repair

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:59 pm
by bullittandy
Can I get y'all's opinion on to make this repair? There was a butt block behind these planks. Whats the correct way? Alternatives? Related, is this normal for a butt block or is there a procedure to reduce chance of trapping moisture? Boat is 1957 Coronado which was restored in traditional way maybe a decade or two back.

I'm sorry, I guess I can't post a pic without a certain number of posts? Lil help from a moderator ?

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:39 pm
by Don Vogt
Email administrator. Number of posts shouldn’t matter. Picture would be helpful, for sure. Nothing inherently wrong with use of butt blocks.

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:29 pm
by bullittandy
Thanks! So now I've sent a PM to admin and the message is sitting in my outbox rather than sent box. Sorry for pandoras box of problems, anybody able to help from outside?

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:52 pm
by Don Vogt
Are you doing this via the woody boater site? Sometimes it helps to go directly to the ccabc website and do things thru that? Don’t ask me why.

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:38 am
by Jim Godlewski
Reduce the size of your photo to be in the KB range. It should go.

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:24 am
by bullittandy
PIC SIZE WAS IT! THANKS! See first post

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:37 pm
by Captain Nemo
Hi Bullitt, I once had a Resorter that had rot in the exact same location. Yeah, buttblocks are the common way to tie together a butt joint. The main thing is to make sure the block is bedded real well with a polysulfide caulk or something like Sikaflex. You will want to make sure it is sealed well underneath the covering board where it meets the plank. I think that's where the water intrusion was.

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:41 pm
by bullittandy
Thanks for insight! Do I just cut back to good wood and then insert a new piece--this time with two butt blocks (on either end)?
Is there a recommended length for the new piece? Does it need to be a short as possible? or can it be any length? It appears that cutting out ONLY the rot would necessitate that the new piece be 8" or so. But would it be a better repair (structurally and aesthetically) if it were longer? say a foot or maybe even 2 feet?

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:30 pm
by Captain Nemo
The main thing is to make sure your joint doesn’t fall between the same frame members as the next plank below or above. If you can replace to the end either way would be good.