The Varnish has been completed on the Riviera. Next the crew will install the white caulk lines on the deck. Soon the engine and chrome deck hardware will be ready to be installed.
More and more varnish done on the U18. The ceilling boards are being varnished now. Lookin good!
The side planks and bottom have been installed! Jack is letting it cure before puttying the bottom and bunging the sides.
Deck has been completed with all an new sub deck. The coamings are being varnished along with the mahogany trim to soon be installed.
The varnishing and painting on this boat have been completed!
Carolina Flats Skiff
Gary has installed the skegs and applied a sealer coat & varnish on the mahogany transom. The first coat of paint on the bottom is on and will get one to two more.
Jack is installing an engine flush value on the hackercraft.
Shane has stripped the varnish off the deck and started stripping the sides. He is now preparing to remove the engine to toll the boat so he can repair the bottom.
The crew has removed the deck and rub rails to find rot and determine what needs to be replaced.
The man. the myth, the legend. That's right, Gary Lowell is back in town! We missed him while he was away but loved getting to hear all the fun he had visiting family, teaching classes & working on boats up in Maine. While Gary settles down please continue to email Lowellboatsoffice@gmail.com to our office manager Destini with any questions, comments, billing & invoicing concerts, & or to schedule a shop visit.
Carolina Flats Skiff
Well look who's working on this boat! The new mahogany transom has been installed and was sanded, stained & a sealer coat of varnish has been applied. He also primed the bottom of the boat along with the skegs. it looks great. Gary is working on the water line and installing new skegs to help the steering.
Jack has reinstalled the starboard side panels and outer chine planks with 5200 marine adhesive. He has also installed the new transom planks & made additional repairs on the port side, side planks. He has filled holes in backing battens in preparation for reinstalling the side planks on the port side.
Shane has continued to apply varnish to the exterior and ceiling board panels.
Recognize this boat? That's because we flipped it. The crew flipped the Whirlwind over yesterday and even got a fun time lapse of it. Check out our facebook to see it flip. After, Shane started prepping the wooden sides by sanding it for varnish.
Shane has applied another coat of top side paint onto the deck and has been building varnish on the miscellaneous wooden parts.
Shane has removed all the floor panels, ceiling boards, seats, deck hardware, windshield, fuel tank, and the damaged transom plank to further investigate & determine replacements needed. He also ran a leak test.
Check out the hackercrafts nice engine compartment. more to come on this boat!
Carolina Flats Skiff
Meghan has finished sanding the bottom paint off in preparation for installing new wooden skegs & repainting. She & Jack have also removed the transom hardware & sanded the transom inorder to prep for laminating the new transom veneers. Jack milled wood for new transom veneers & has installed half of it. Today they are working on finishing the laminating new wood over the transom.
The U-18 is looking glossy & new after Shane has applied multiple coats of varnish. Do you know how many coats of varnish it takes to build on a boat? About 6 to 7 coats on each boat. Lookin 'good Shane!
The Riviera is in our finishing room getting its final coat of varnish from Shane. Look at that shine.
Jack has milled all the wood for the transom planks & side planks that need to be replaced due to rot. He is now working on shaping and fitting the transom planks. Shown below you can see where Jack has dry fitted the side planks that are being reinstalled & not replaced.
Meghan is continuing to build varnish on the various wooden pieces including the rub rails and toe rails.
Jack has reinstalled the engine into its engine compartment & is working towards connecting & organizing the wiring. He has also made custom brackets to secure the engine plumbing & battery boxes - check those out below!
Shane has been continuing the exploration of this boat by removing the forward deck to investigate & address the rot. Never a fun thing to find but nothing our crew cannot handle!
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Shane has stained & applied a sealer coat of varnish on the deck & transom of the U18. He has also started prepping the ceiling board panels for varnish. The U18 is lookin good, Thanks Shane!
Shane has been working on some touch ups to the Riviera, getting it ready for its engine to go back in!
Jack and Shane tested the engine today on the 56! That new trailer is looking good.
Jack has applied the starboard side to the 58 and now the bottom planking is completed. What a difference from start to now - see it for yourself below!
The crew has completed applying the dyel to both sides of the Celebrity. Meghan has been working on sanding & refinishing wooden pieces to the boat.
The whirlwind is ready to flip after finishing the bottom paint. Next up is applying the proper spring tensioners so that the motor can be lifted without the steering wires coming undone and adding a Bimini top! Stay tuned, exciting stuff happening.
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