Saturday, 24 February 2018

Chestnut Playmate14'

A sunny day in between all the rain, hard to believe its February since its 63 degrees. Perfect day for a road trip to pickup up a nice little 14 footer in original canvas and finish.

 A stop at the outlet mall keeps everyone happy

14 footer from the 50s-60s, with small ribs and oak rails, decks and thwart
Remnants of original decal and painter ring

Oak decks, inner and outer rails, and steel screws throughout

Spliced outer rails, typical of the period

14' overall, 32" wide and 12" deep

Corded seats need to be re caned

Overall untouched from factory finish. 

Canvas rotted, to be replaced.  Might be best to put a new canvas, seat cane, freshen up the varnish and go paddling rather than the whole strip and refinish. Time will tell....