After a long, hot summer you begin to notice cool early mornings and you remember the promise of evenings by the fire. That is how we feel about having Gary and Nicholas back in the shop with us.
In other words, we're back into the full swing of things and it feels great!
For the Celebrity, Nicolas has stripped, sanded, and varnished the main mast and removed the hardware from the boom. He’s also sanded and varnished the floor boards and installed the bulk head trims and varnished the interior doors. He’s currently selecting and milling wood for the toe rails and quarter rounds, to be made next week. I’ve also seen him sanding and adding more varnish to the rudder.
For the International 12, Nicolas has been preparing the spares for varnish, which is a fairly arduous and detailed task involving epoxy in the opening along the glue joint on the mast and does not photograph well ;)
For the Lyman, Nicolas, Gary, and I have been milling oak for frames from large pieces of timber.
For the Grand Craft, Jack prepped, taped, and caulked the remaining lines on the deck. He also prepped and varnished the sides, installed the deck hardware, spray rails, rub rails, and cutwater. He also installed the fuel tank, hooked up the engine hoses and cables/wires, and made a battery stand. Today Gary and Jack successfully ran the engine and it roared! (Video next week)
For the Ski Boat, we have received all the upholstery and begun final installation. Jack also modified the floor boards to fit and level, fabricated aluminum hidden tips for the engine box, and installed aft vertical trim. We are ready for sea trial and will update with photos soon.
For the 18’ Sea Skiff, I installed all the long ceiling boards into their original place and secured them with brass fasteners. I also made new seat inserts for the side sides and painted those. We put the final coat of varnish on the gage box and placed the amazingly restored original gauges. This morning we also received the upholstery, which is cherry red with brass accents and will looks gorgeous in that boat.
Check back weekly for updates about our current projects and shop happenings!