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Looking for help on ID of the boat. I think it might be a Delvin Mallard ?
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I do believe so. Not too many around in my best estimation. Congrats.

Eric
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Very nice find!
Mallard is a displacement hull, correct?
What engine will you put on?


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

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Starting with a 8hp. Boat was a great deal and will need some minor work. Looking to add some grass rails and make it a low profile river boat.
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Looking for advice on repairs , wood to use. One side of the boat where the top hull meets the bottom has rotting wood on the gunnel.
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Matt, on the coaming I use the white composite (plastic) Azek like trim boards found at Lowes and HD. It is a little softer than hardwood, but machines well, and takes paint well, and won't rot or split. On your last picture I am guessing you are referring to the shear clamp up under the decks. If this is rotted, I fear you have a bigger project. The other fiberglass must have been compromised or the hull was allowed to fill with water. If just a spot, then it can be addressed locally. You will have to cut back the deck, and the hull in that area to access and replace the damaged wood. If the plywood deck and hull are still sound, you can put the cut out pieces back and install them with butt blocks, plenty of epoxy or adhesive, fill the kerfs and glass over. More pictures always help tell the story.

Dave Diefenderfer
Manassas, VA

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Agree with Dave. What I will say is that if some of the the uppermost and least likely to be water saturated components are rotten away, there may be larger issues yet to be found. The skill of the builder in getting everything encapsulated also comes in to play. The combings were not fiber glassed, so maybe that is why they rotted and everything else is great, but I'd be suspicious of what is below decks and below the sole.