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Any decent yard should be able to re- skin the boat in steel, providing a permanent solution to the problems you are encountering. I’ve no knowledge of yards on the K and A, here in the midlands then Norton Canes Boatbuilders at Glascote may be able to help, or Canal Transport Services at Norton Canes. Both have extensive, real experience of the re skin process.

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7 minutes ago, dudleyblake said:

Years ago I very succesfully rebuilt a wooden cabin top with Phenolic plywood. Quite expensive though.

Pictures at the bottom of the page at https://timlewis.smugmug.com/Other/Early-Fulbourne/ show the new wooden back cabin being built on Fulbourne in 1987. Phenolic ply on top of heavy tongue and groove planking on substantial hardwood frames. 30+ years on the cabin is still in pretty good condition with only some local deterioration. First problem to show was a leak in the roof between the wooden cabin and the original steel engine room, which allowed some rot to occur. Solved by fitting an oak strip on flexible mastic over the joint. Later problem is some damage to the rear corner of the cabin just above gunwale level, which seems to be a combination of damage from high overhanging couplings and some foot damage, which again has allowed damp in.

But overall pretty good!

 

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2 hours ago, David Mack said:

Pictures at the bottom of the page at https://timlewis.smugmug.com/Other/Early-Fulbourne/ show the new wooden back cabin being built on Fulbourne in 1987. Phenolic ply on top of heavy tongue and groove planking on substantial hardwood frames. 30+ years on the cabin is still in pretty good condition with only some local deterioration. First problem to show was a leak in the roof between the wooden cabin and the original steel engine room, which allowed some rot to occur. Solved by fitting an oak strip on flexible mastic over the joint. Later problem is some damage to the rear corner of the cabin just above gunwale level, which seems to be a combination of damage from high overhanging couplings and some foot damage, which again has allowed damp in.

But overall pretty good!

 

Unlike the wood on Raymond

 

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