Back in the shop is the great 26′ Lyman Broads View III. The work outlined for the season was to continue bringing the interior stain colors back to as original Lyman stain, departing from the Red Mahogany stain with which the boat had been refinished many years ago.
We removed whatever pieces we could, jump seats, trim boards etc. to work them on a table. We then taped off areas to protect in the boat and began stripping. Selected areas were brought to bare wood, re-stained with the traditional Golden Walnut stain, and given our usual 12 coats of varnish. We also treated some soft keel wood with a few applications of epoxy, to seal and maintain the wood.
Little steps like this throughout the ownership of your boat go a long way to preventing larger jobs, like replacing planks or frames. Some attention was also paid to the stem, where more of the same treatment was done.
We then gave Broads View III her yearly coat of Deks Olje on the deck and windshield, summerized her and she was off to the big lake!