Originally Posted by Pack Mule
Nice boat Eric and a 12 footer .I bet that is a good ride . I have mine at home now to do some work on it over the winter . I tore off the padded rail and probably going to add some more teak to the rail cap. If you get a chance get a close up pic of the rail cap . I'm looking for ideas. That's a real courting machine you have there and a true yachtsman's tender.
WAY too rough to be a "Courting Machine". As you can see from these close up pics. I plan to refinish the gunwales, paint the interior, clean and polish the hull, remove the keel trunk, cut the transom down 2" for the OB and perhaps install some cleats and engine controls.
Here are the pics that show much detail of the gunwales. (Too much haha) My other little boat (10') has very lightweight gunwales compared to this much heavier boat. Not planing to make her yacht club presentable .. more like nice work boat. I may even try Cetol on the Gig. Never used it before. A friend has a Willard w Cetol cap rails and it's about what I've got in mind for the Gig. The next owner can go the courting machine route.
If you're looking you can see that the seats are air chambers. Saw no signs of leakage.