Restoring a Lake Cowichan–style Boat

by Santino Marazzo 2018

Lake Cowichan Boat

The Lake Cowichan Boat I call the ‘Spray new’ (Photo from the Santino Marazzo collection.)

I own a ‘Lake Cowichan Boat’ a boat designed for use on Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island. I have owned the boat since 2001 and I bought it from a local owner who said that it was built in 1947. It had not previously been licenced and was described as ‘home–built’. I decided to restore the boat to a ‘like new’ condition in my shop.

Lake Cowichan Boat

Detail of the boat (Photo from the Santino Marazzo collection.)

Lake Cowichan Boat

Detail of the boat (Photo from the Santino Marazzo collection.)

Lake Cowichan Boat

Detail of the boat (Photo from the Santino Marazzo collection.)

Lake Cowichan Boat

Detail of the boat (Photo from the Santino Marazzo collection.)

Lake Cowichan Boat

Detail of the boat (Photo from the Santino Marazzo collection.)

Brightwork

All the bright work is now finished, including the fore deck. (Photo from the Santino Marazzo collection.)

The weather is looking good for the next few days so I will start putting the bottom coat of paint on the inside of the hall – two undercoats and two top coats, all by brush.



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