Skin disease and hull splice



Skin disease?
It appears that the epoxy has reacted with the original primer paint which I did not adequately remove.
Not only is it discolored but it is rough and looks like a boat version of psoriasis.
The starboard side doesn't suffer from this malody whatsover.


Hull Splice?
Apparentely they did not have 14 foot long pieces of plywood back in 1945.
This splice, 8 ft from the transom, runs all the way around the boat.
The splice is 3 inches long.
It is formally known as a scarf-joint as described by Glen-L.
Covering this splice with fiberglass as I did was a waste of time.
The splice, even after 58 years, is structurally sound all by itself.




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