RESTORATION

Pictures speak louder than words, and we have over 7,000-documenting every step of her refit. She received a new hull skin over 90% of her consisting of 3 layers (equivalent and greater than her original 6 layers) of the finest Sapele Mahogany plywood and epoxy. She was finished with a layer of Kevlar for impact resistance and faired after each layer of wood and her final impact skins. Currently, she is fair and primed and ready for her deep Kriter Blue. Many of her original stringers were replaced, but nearly all of her beautifully laminated (resourcinal) frames were tested and found to be as good as new. In addition, most of her furniture below needed simply a good cleaning and revarnishing. A crew including two of the original carpenters who built her in 1973 did much of the woodwork!