Fellow Woody Boater Mark Setterholm is enjoying the process of restoring a wonderful U22 and we thought… mmmm ya know it might be cool to see some original canvas that’s sandwiched between the inner and outer planks on an original bottom. Also its cool to see how over the years a classic boat has been patched..poorly… and kept alive. YIKES! Thanks Mark for sharing. Here is the note from Mark!
I love the forensic side of disassembly. I’m always asking questions like, “Why did this fail? Why is there rot here? Was it because of a design flaw, or was it just a result of poor housekeeping by the owner?” This family boat was used originally in Ohio but ended up in Denver when the owner owner was transferred there. Sat outside in the elements for about 10 years. That’s when I found her and dragged her back to Minnesota. She came with an MBL and factory 2nd seat. She’s going to look beautiful again soon! m