Gary Out of Shop
Gary is out of town for Marine conferences and classes in Montreal. He will return to the shop November 13th. During this time our office manager Destini will be your point of contact for all things invoicing, billing, updates, shop visits etc,. She can be reached at our shop/office phone (336.274.0892) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9am-3pm or by email at Lowellboatsoffice@gmail.com
In the meantime check out all the fun Gary has been having!
He's had a meeting at the Tidewater Wooden Boat Shop In Norfolk. He made a stop at the Mariners Museum In Newport News on his way north, Visited the Antique Boat America showroom in Clayton NY on his way to Montreal, Crossed lake Champlain on his way to Maine. Even got some tips from the master Jamie Lowell.
Jack has modified and mounted the outer transom steel engine mount plate.
Jack made a cutaway in the forward deck frames in order to fit and install the new king plank. He has also stripped and repaired the inner gunnel face wood. He will stain and varnish those in preparation for cutting and fitting the new deck.
Jack made further repairs to the side planks along the way - he had reinstalled the repaired side planks and bunged the entire boat. He is currently finishing the trimming of the bungs and sanding.
Shane has finished the deck trim and next he will work on the toe rails.
1995 Budsin Lightning Bug
Shane has stripped and sanded the deck and transom. Next he plans to repair the broken deck plank.
Shane laid fiberglass on the keel and the chine. He has fared out the fiberglass and laid some of the fairing epoxy to prep for full sheets of fiberglass.
THIS JUST IN!
Gary's Marine Painting and Varnishing Class in Amesbury has some openings!
Saturday November 4 - Sunday November 5, 2023
Lowell's Boat Shop - Amesbury, MA
call (978) 834-0050 or email: email@example.com to register.
Jack has milled a king plank and reinforced + adjusted the exsiting deck beams.
Jack has heat gunned & scraped all the varnish off the sides. During this he found a few split planks and has started removing and repairing them. He has also begun sanding the transom & sides of the boat + bunging the transom.
Shane has been putting the deck and interior hardware on and getting ready to install the engine.
Gary and Shane started installing the coaming in the celebrity + all of the deck trim.
Shane has started a major sand on the U-18 in preparation for the final 3-4 coats of varnish.
Shane has prepped to lay the fiberglass on the bottom.
Gary has removed the rudder post and cleaned, replaced, and refastened it. In doing so he removed the seats, fuel tank, etc,. He will soon be adding the bilge blower and repositioning the fuel filter in preparation for adding the new electric marine fuel pump.
Carolina Flats Skiff
Gary has begun remaking the internal structure of the hatch supports and prepping for a new deck.
1934 15ft Electric
NEW boat alert! This just in the shop - a 1934 15ft electric. Stay tuned to watch its restoration & refinishing!
+ more new boats in the shop to be announced soon!
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