This blog is about the restoration of a vintage Moth boat named Griff.
I acquired this boat from the widow of fellow mothboater Bill Schill. Bill passed away last year and his wife asked if the mothboat gang wanted his boats.
Griff is a Ventnor look-a-like. I don't have too much detail other than she was made in the late 1940's and is # 868. The boat is plank built both deck and hull. I am going to restore only the deck. I think the bottom is sound. More on that later.
Several options are available for the deck. I could replank with cedar, I could use Ocume plywood, or cedar strips. This boat is telling me she wants cedar strips. I like working with strips as I've built several cedar stripped canoes.