Wooden boat care

GP14 Sailing forum Forum Wooden boat care

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  • #9765

    skbradley698
    Member

    Hi.

    Last year I bought a wooden hulled GP14, and am planning to sail her this weekend on Bala lake.
    However, over the winter some gaps have opened up between the side deck panels and the cockpit edges.
    Do I need to fix these before sailing her?  i.e. will the decking be permanently damaged if water gets into these gaps?

    Thanks for your help and advice 🙂

    #9766

    norman
    Member

    Hi

    I don’t think one weekend will cause prolems, dirt is potentially more a problem than fresh water in that it may interfere with an eventual repair.  If you want to take precations you could apply a strip of waterproof tape over the gap(s).

    Enjoy the weekend, Norman

    #9767

    Oliver Shaw
    Participant

    Norman beat me to it,  but I concur.    And certainly I would use the waterproof tape if you intend sailing much more than just this first weekend before you start repairs.

     

    Then you can do a proper job over the winter.

     

     

    Oliver

    #9778

    skbradley698
    Member

    Thanks Norman, Oliver 🙂

    Appreciate the advice.

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