A few years ago I took on this project, it was so far gone I really questioned whether it was worth restoring….well it was .
This is a 1957 Shepherd jr15, when I bought it ( mostly for the trailer and hardware it came with) it had seen much better days, someone had changed the bottom and had done a poor job of it .
So when I had slow times I would spend time on it , I flipped it and started with replacing the bottom frames , keelson , chines and transom.
I coated everything in west system epoxy including the new marine plywood for the bottom and gave her life with a new bottom.
I then flipped her and continued with the restoration, upgraded the floor to match the deck instead of the vinyl it came with and made some floor grates.
I also bought it back to its original colours.
This boat is a lot of fun , both the restoration and now going for a rip , I enjoy that it’s a “ no soak “ bottom so I can put her in when I want to play with her and store it out of the elements when I’m not .
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