Sailing Photos

2012 Old Gaffer's Race Sidney,BC
2012 Old Gaffer's Race Sidney,BC
2012 Old Gaffer's Race Sidney,BC
2012 Old Gaffer's Race Sidney,BC

North to the Ragged Islands
Sailing in company of the schooner Maryke Violet
Sailing with the Pacific Grace
Sailing with Native Girl
Georgia Strait
Dinner

John's toes
Winter sailing
A pleasant summer evening
Hot summer day
Richard Campbell
Richard Campbell
Rowing out of Finn Bay
Sailing out of Finn Bay
Lund BC
Full sail

Restoration Photos

Removing the ballast
Gutting the 1970's interior
Refinishing old blocks
Building a cover for winter
Winter cover
Leather for the gaff saddle
Removing the mast under cover of darkness
Refinishing the mast
New parrel beads for the gaff
Plank and futtock replacements and the bottom is scraped back to bare wood
Bill and Lou and I fit a plank
The shop on Sevilla Island where the boat was restored
Reducing the size of a fishboat mast for the new topmast
Squaring the new topmast
The topmast ready to be rounded
The finished topmast hung out of the way in the shop
New quarter bitts
Restoring old blocks and building new ones
Varnishing blocks
Old blocks stripped for parts
A new main boom
8 sided boom
Round boom
Sanding the boom
Building a comb for the new boom
Appledore reefing gear installed
The finished boom
Removing the deck
Fitting new arch boards to replace the counter that was removed in the 1970's
On the grid for paint work
Restoring the companionway
New Varnish
Skylight hardware
Skylight hardware cleaned up
Skylght before
Sanding the skylight
Skylight being varnished
Tiller
Giant Yellow Cedar for deckbeams
Yellow Cedar
Rough cutting deckbeams from the slabs of Yellow Cedar
Deckbeams ready for install
Fir for the deck arrives
Stacked and stickered fir for the deck
More Yellow Cedar for the interior
A stack of old English Oak
Ekki for posts and bitts
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New deck beams going in
Carlins and deckbeams installed
Recreating the original cockpit
Quarter bitts installed
Cockpit of teak going in
Giant slabs of teak to the left
Carlins and beams and bitts are all installed
Cavels
Bulkheads going in
Bulkheads
Builing bulkheads
Building bulkheads
Painting before the fianl cockpit fitting
Painting before the final cockpit fitting
Caulking the 2" x 6" teak cockpit sole
The cover comes off briefly for replacement
Reinforcing the cover for another winter
Cosy?
On the grid for paintwork again
Forward hatch restored
Stanchions, covering boards and a new deck
The new deck installed
New deck aft
Caulking tools
The deck caulking is finished - so is the caulker
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The new deck!
Bulwarks are on. Time for a party!
New bulwarks
New rail caps
Stepping the mast
Stepping the mast
In goes the mast
Almost there
Fitting the wedges
Fitting the mast wedges
An impressive view
Smashing a bottle at the relaunch
Lund Shantymen at the relaunch
Champagne!
Cake!
Ceilish play some tunes
Blacksmith work on the new chainplates
Shaping and forming
Back into the forge
New mast boot
Clapping on a seizing
Rigging
New 18 foot sweeps
New cabin sole
Cabin sole varnished
bunks and cabinets built
Galley assembled
The new Shipmate 211 woodstove!
Cabin door
Fo'c'sle cabinet
On the grid
On the grid
On the grid
New interior
Aft cabin
Aft cabin
Hanging locker
Chart Table
Galley
Galley
Looking aft
Looking forward
Saloon
Restored Windlass
Restored windlass and retracted bowsprit

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