We have some good news! We've moved.
We're happy to say we've moved to a new location near downtown Greensboro. Who doesn't love a fresh start? Our new warehouse has a little more space, complete with a fenced-in backyard and a jacuzzi. Just kidding. We did build ourselves a really cool dust-resistant paint & varnish booth though.
Well, we're down to the last box and finally starting to settle in...
Our new address is 127 Blue Bell Road, and we'd love for you to visit when it's safe. For now, we continue to be appointment-only.
Now let's update you on these boats!
26' Sea Skiff
We've hoisted the beautiful 26' ft Sea Skiff onto the gantry cranes. We had to chisel away the old fiberglass that covered the hull, which put our restorers in some precarious, Michelangelo style positions. Not unlike the Sistine Chapel. We love a good challenge! The chiseling is done, so now we're sanding and patching the holes and sealing the hull.
18' Sea Skiff
Nicolas and Gary installed the newly refinished wooden windshield frames to the 18ft Sea Skiff. After taking the boat off the trailer, Jack is working on the trailer bunks to properly hold the boat in a safe and sturdy position. Soon we'll be able to take it out for a spin to check the engine and systems.
18' Sea Skiff
These pictures are from Fall 2020, when a commercial photographer came to the old shop and used the Sea Skiff for a professional photoshoot! We're happy to accommodate.
We are moving it into our ***new paint booth*** to put on the final coat of varnish.
1941 Deluxe Utility
Jack and Nicolas have prepped and varnished the deck twice, and they are now preparing the windshield frame.
We're refinishing the transom and have installed new custom-made forward spray rails. Shane has removed the rot from the hull, filled in the holes and cracks, and is priming it in preparation for paint.
We've applied the last coat of varnish; and Gary and Nicolas finished applying the white caulk lines to the deck. Next Nicolas will be ready to start preparing and staining the stern light and bow pole.
Nicolas finished the prep for staining the hull sides, Gary stained the deck and Meghan applied a coat of varnish. Next, we'll bleach the king plank and covering boards in preparation for staining golden blonde.
Shane has been meticulously varnishing the transom and the deck in a careful cycle of sand, vacuum, dry wipe, wet wipe, varnish, and repeat.
Check back next week for more updates!
Blog by crewmate Meghan L
Check back weekly for updates about our current projects and shop happenings!