Well, I knew the day would come eventually. I got my first major scratch in the hull of my Wood Duck 12 today. I was cruising a local pond, just ghosting along when I ran into a nice-sized submerged rock.
I don’t think it penetrated down to the wood. My thumbnail doesn’t go into the scratch.
I’ve attached a link to some pictures of the scratch. I put my camera into macro mode for the last one.
I need some advice on what to do. I looked on the boat building tips, but I am still a bit confused. I plan on re-finishing it this winter (this will be her third season), but will this need attention right away? If so, will it require epoxy or just a quick re-varnish?
My father-in-law built the boat for me, so it is very special. I want to take the best care possible of it.
All my best,