Metal Fabrication - Winterport Boat Yard - Winterport, Maine
Metal Boat Refurbishing - Sandbasting to Finish Work - Painting with Alexseal


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Nearly Ready to Cruise

Nearly Ready to Cruise Maine


Still need  Few more pieces of teak

Bow waiting for last of teak planks and electrician to re wire windless and running lights.

Port side

Port side of deck still needs cover boards

Port side needs cover boards


Starboard side needs Bulwarks and cover boards

Starboard side needs Bulwarks and cover boards

Stern Pulpit has been installed for Electrician to rewire electronics.

Stern Rail installed and waiting for electronics man to re wire all antennas and running lights

Bottom is painted

Teak Decks have begun.  Pushing for Spring Launch


have begun

Custom Teak Bulwarks being fitting aboard the KaSondera

Custom Teak Bulwarks are set up for first fitting by our carpenter Mick Roberts.

Vetus Doraids and Teak Hand Rails are now installed.

Vetus Doraids and Teak Hand Rails are now installed.

Steel Boat Refit Winterport Boat Yard

Solar Panels in place, main sheet traveler, winches and line clutches, teak coming all in place.


Teak Comeing

Pre fiting the coming before beding it down.

Taping off the area for the bedding of the teak decks aboard KaSondera

Mike Roberts (carpenter) Taping and getting ready to bed Teak Coming

Interior of the boat must be cleaned with pressure air and vacumed

Bill is taping off any openings he can find before tring to remove excess sand left from the sandblasting of the steel hull.  We will use presure air and vacume to try to remove as much residue as we can.

Rick stops by to view his Steel boat Fairing job.

Rick stops by to view his fairing job.  Rick took great pride in KaSondera.

It was heard to say "how does my boat look ?"    Great Job Rick!


Steel boat refit - Winterport Boat Yard

Stern :  Water regulator, sump , propane vents, swim ladder, Aris Wind Vane - all installed

Hatches, Line Handlers, Turning Blocks, Mast Coller, Mane Sheet Traveler, Staysail Traveler Installed

Hatches, line handlers, Maine Sheet Traveler, Staysail Traveler Installed

Installing the Winches and Line Clutches while waiting for painters.

Starting to install sail hardware

I am using Butyle for the first time as a bedding compound.

Using Butle for the first time for a bedding compound.

Ready to sand and then roll topcoat of AlexSeal and Sprinkle Non-Skid particals

Ready to sand and then roll topcoat of AlexSeal and Sprinkle Non-Skid particals

Customer makes new plastic gaskets for the New Vitus Water Trap Dorade Vents

Custom Plastic Gaskets made by owner.

Removing dust and dirt prior to painting

Painters Prep for final coat of paint on deck.  Using air gun to blow off dust and dirt.

Areas Marked - Smooth part Ready for Painting

Areas Marked off for another application of Alexseal top coat

LOGO is back aboard KaSondera


Hailing Port

Hailing Port

Boot top all finished

Boot Top is done


The "KaSondera" was brought to us with a huge want list.

A Kaiulani 38' , "KaSondera" the all steel sailing vessel was custom built for her owner in 1988. The boat has may sea miles under her - Boasting an Atlantic Crossing in 1992.

On the wish list were:

  • Remove everything, portholes, cleats and even the teak decks
  • sandblast
  • hull repairs
  • refair
  • prime
  • paint
  • replace rudder
  • replace the teak deck
  • repaint the spars

It has been a long journey and yet to be finished.

Here are some of the photos of the progress.

Hope you enjoy it.


Steel boat waiting to be refurbished- Winterport Boat Yard - Maine

Steel Ruder Fabrication


KaSondera Has her LOGO


The LOGO is on and they are ready to paint the boot top.

Custom Aluminum Fabrication

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Winterport Boat Yard - 49 Water Street - PO Box 130 - Winterport, ME 04496

Winterport Boat Yard - Winterport, ME

Winterport Marine


Boat Storage ♦ Boat Repair  ♦ Metal Fabrication  ♦ Fuel (Gas & Diesel)  ♦ Engine Repairs/Gas-Diesel  ♦ Engine Rebuilds  ♦ Carpentry  ♦ Hull Repairs  ♦ Dock Repairs

Located on the Penobscot River   Winter Boat Storage  Maine Boat Repairs and Services

Gas & Diesel fuels are available at our fuel dock from 8:00 AM thru 4:00 PM.

 We monitor VHF Ch. 9 & 16.

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