This 19' Oday Rhodes was brought to us by one of our slip customers. This boat lives on a mooring in Cape Cod Bay in Brewster and sits on the sand at low tide.
The previous season the boat filled with water from an unknown hole while the tide was up, and when the tide went out the water in the boat was so heavy it broke the wooden floor stringers that give the boat it's structure.
We first removed all the hardware on the boat and then tried to find the hole.
At some point in the past the centerboards pennant cable stretched or sagged, and when the board was dropped too fast, it would swing too far forward and smack into the forward end of the centerboard trunk. Needless to say after a few times of the trunk being hit with a cast iron centerboard, a hole formed in the hull.
The centerboard was removed all the bottom paint was stripped off the hull, and the hole was repaired.
Then all the hardware was removed as well as any varnished wood, and all the broken wooden stringers and their ancient tabbing were removed and the interior of the hull was sanded down.
A new set of foam stringers from Stuart Marine were glassed in place, new limber holes were glassed in, and the cockpit seats and most of the interior were sanded and faired in preparation for paint.
After priming, Alexseal Marlin Blue was applied to the hull, and Alexseal Oyster White was applied to the interior and the deck. After taping non-skid was applied.
All original wood was sanded and varnished and replaced. The centerboard was replaced with a new pennant and new bushings. A fresh rub-rail from Stuart Marine, some bottom paint and a new boot stripe, finished her off.
Candid shots and descriptions of projects going on around the yard.