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NJ Garvey Restoration

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NJ Garvey Restoration
Well with my recent progress and the new format and easier way to post pics, I guess I'll get this thread going.

I picked up this Garvey from a friend who got it from the original owner at the jersey shore. It was made by John Petzak of Parkertown around 1993. All cedar construction, traditional cross planked. A book called "Down the Jersey Shore" by Russell Roberts and Richard Youmans has a nice write up about Petzak.




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Haven't quite figured out how to continue typing after adding photos so I'll start another post.

Here's the boat when I picked it up and first assessed the repairs. This was last fall and a lot has changed since then. New house with smaller shop and the move has had me scrambling. I finally got a chance to finish repairs and start glass work in the last few weeks.

The boat was originally glassed with polyester so it had some delamination which caused cracks, which water got into and was rotting some of the cedar. The chine logs were also rotted out and some were removed. I think this boat had some water sitting in it at some point.

I had to replace both chines, and only one section of a plank on the starboard side near the chine.

More to come...

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I stripped the old glass off, replaced the chine logs, and the rotted out side plank, and re fastened the entire hull with stainless screws.
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With the initial coat of fairing I used thickened epoxy with wood flour to fill the cracks and screw holes as well as some of the imperfections in the hull. Then I sanded and went over it wil us composites fairing compound. Then sanded and did it again. The hull is fair enough for a duck boat.

Then I began the fiberglassing process. The sides and transom were a bear with the vertical surface but I managed to get the 6 oz cloth on both sides and the transom. The bottom will get two layers of 6 oz and I will fill the weave completely. Will be a couple weeks before I can get to it again so making it to tuckerton with this boat doesn't look like it's going to happen.




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Great pics! Looks like a fun restoration.
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I clammed for years out of a cross planked garvey on the Great South Bay. On a cross chop she would Rock and roll over the waves. Mine was double decked and that kept a lot of stuff out of the bilge. Mine also had a wheelhouse. Good luck with the boat.
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Finally got it painted over the last few months.




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Then I flipped it and painted the inside. And here it found its home on the trailer.




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Cedar false floor going in slowly but surely.