Metal Fabrication - Winterport Boat Yard - Winterport, Maine
Metal Boat Refurbishing - Sandbasting to Finish Work - Painting with Alexseal
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FINALLY OUT OF THE WORK BAY AT WINTERPORT BOAT YARD
She was Launched but has to come back out as the shaft seal is leaking.
Thanks to two special friends who gave their time to drive to Maine and give me several days of help.
|Neighbor and Friend David Clark - getting the nuts and bolts on.
||Larry Ga rdenour Coming to my rescue. He and David Clark installed the Port Bulwarks
Mike Roberts finished last piece of teak deck.
Starboard Bulwarks are being installed by Mark Hamlyn
Nearly Ready to Cruise Maine
PREVIEW OF TEAK DECK
Bow waiting for last of teak planks and electrician to re wire windless and running lights.
Port side of deck still needs cover boards
Starboard side needs Bulwarks and cover boards
Stern Rail installed and waiting for electronics man to re wire all antennas and running lights
CUSTOM TEAK DECKS
Custom Teak Bulwarks are set up for first fitting by our carpenter Mick Roberts.
Vetus Doraids and Teak Hand Rails are now installed.
Solar Panels in place, main sheet traveler, winches and line clutches, teak coming all in place.
Pre fiting the coming before beding it down.
Mike Roberts (carpenter) Taping and getting ready to bed Teak Coming
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.
Dan stops by to view his fairing job. Dan took great pride in KaSondera.
It was heard to say "how does my boat look ?" Great Job Dan!
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
Installing the Winches and Line Clutches while waiting for painters.
I am using Butyle for the first time as a bedding compound.
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
Painters Prep for final coat of paint on deck. Using air gun to blow off dust and dirt.
Areas Marked off for another application of Alexseal top coat
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
- hull repairs
- 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.
The LOGO is on and they are ready to paint the boot top.
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