We were called in to refurbish this beautiful classic carvel hull trawler style cruiser. The first thing we did was to survey the boat from stem to stern. This uncovered a lot of dry-rot in the superstructure where the cabin sides met the deck. Over the years this had caused some major structural problems in the main supporting timbers below deck. Once the cabin sides were cut out along the length of the deck, access was gained to assess the extent of the damage unseen. Most of the deck shelf needed to be replaced which was a deep single piece of Oregon. To fit this it had to be split into 3 pieces and laminated. Many of the cabin posts were also rotted near the deck and were replaced. The hull was gutted internally to prepare for a full new fit-out. While the hull was exposed this was prepped and painted, ready for the new furniture. Many of the decking planks were replaced and then the decks were re-caulked. On the exterior of the hull work was underway firstly to strip all the paint off the topsides and partially below the waterline. Much of the putty in the seams was replaced, half of the Starboard side rub-rail was also rotten and was replaced, and also a damaged hull plank on the Port side was replaced and re-caulked. The owner requested a duckboard to be fitted to the transom which was custom made with a laid teak top. All the hand rails were replaced in polished stainless including a new bow rail fitted to the new oiled bowsprit. Below decks the fit-out was moving along with a new head and shower fitted with a pump-out sump, the wheelhouse was fitted with a new galley and dinette, while in the aft cabin the brief was for a comfortable seating lounge area. All the stair wells down into head and the aft cabin were redesigned and rebuilt.
Because of the size of this job, it is still ongoing and we will post another update when everything is completed.