Meanwhile in Maine...
We miss Gary here at the shop but he is having a blast and a well deserved vacation before his classes start. Check this out: Gary visited Androscoggin Wooden Boat Works, had a pretty cool office location and even got to go back to his roots in filming. Have fun Gary!
Shane has just finished filling and bunging the remaining holes & sanding to prep for stain on the deck & transom. The U18 even had a familiar face visit. That's right the owner of the U18 came in to say hi & check on progress. Lookin good!
Shane has installed the rutter & bed log for the Riviera. He also made a mounting plate for a new in-line fuel filter. Exciting stuff!
Jack and Shane permanently installed the port side bottom with 5200 marina adhesive and covered it to allow curing. Next is the starboard side
Shane put a primer coat on the bottom and 2 coats of paint. The whirlwind is ready to flip and get its deck redone!
Carolina Flats Skiff
Meghan has started sanding the bottom paint off in preparation for installing the new skids & re-painting.
Jack has almost completed the engine tune up and maintenance. He is now installing the new spark plugs and impeller for the water pump. We are currently waiting on the alternator to return from getting work done and then next he will reinstall the engine.
This new boat has gotten its windshield removed and inspection started on the frames for cracks, breaks, or rot. Next Shane & Jack will be doing a leak test. Stay up to date on all things wooden boat restoration here and on our facebook!
As some of you may know over the summer Gary Lowell, our owner, teaches classes in Maine. Gary will be out of office from July 4th to mid August. For all shop visits, boat questions, survey scheduling, invoicing and billing needs please contact Destini Ferraro our office manager at Lowellboatsoffice@gmail.com or by our office phone at 336.274.0892. All emails & calls will be answered within 24 hours.
Your regularly scheduled blog update is posted below.
The U18 is looking great! It is almost ready to stain and seal. Stay tuned for its upcoming finale.
Shane is currently waiting to do the final coat of varnish on the Riviera. Next is reinstalling hardware and running gear!
Jack has been working on the final details & touch ups for the 56. He's working on the engine, he has replaced the ignition, and applied a new coat of paint on the bottom. Look below to see him removing the tape line, how satisfying!
Jack is starting to fit the repaired bottom planks over the new plywood bottom of the 58. Lookin good!
The new plywood subdeck has been fitted and installed on the Celebrity. The crew has begun installing dynel over the top of the plywood sub deck, Look at them go!
Shane has put the keel on the Whirlwind and has made sure the stingers are all bolted down. Now Shane is prepping to paint. How exciting.
Carolina FLATS Skiff
After removing the plywood deck, fuel tank, engine & loose wiring the crew rolled the boat to begin work on the bottom. Meghan is currently sanding the paint off the bottom.
The crew has removed all the damaged boards and replaced them in the engine compartment. Jack has also cleaned, sanded, and painted the engine compartment with bilge paint. He has also installed a new fuel sender in the fuel tank, installed a new depth sounder gauge and transducer. But wait that's not it, he has also installed a new fire extinguisher gauge system, new fuel filter & fuel shut off valve. Lastly he has pressure tested the exhaust pipe for leaks. Stay tuned for more exciting boat updates.
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