Sea Stories: Restoring a boat . . . and a life

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Maintenance and Repairs, Sea Stories | 1 comment

This is a story about a lifeboat . . . but not in the traditional sense. Sea Stories aren’t always about epic adventures across the oceans. Some of them are humble tales of love, family, and resilience, demonstrating just how much the water connects and restores us. Today we have the honor of sharing an inspiring story of a little boat that came to mean much more than meets the eye. Janet Lassen of Sheridan, Wyoming, wouldn’t have guessed that...

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A nice Navigator restoration

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Maintenance and Repairs | 1 comment

We recently got a nice report from a gent who has a Navigator down in Mexico.  He bought it used, in pretty rough shape as it had evidently seen a lot of years, miles, rough weather, and some previous patchwork .  After quite a labor of love he has done a fantastic job of restoring it to its former glory!  These before and after photos are really inspiring.  Her new captain is a saxophonist and has decided to name her, “Jazz!”...

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Repairs to wintertime damage

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Maintenance and Repairs |

This time of year we usually get quite a few calls from boat owners whose boats have suffered winter damage. Here’s a good example; this Whitehall blew off a dock and was pounded on a lee shore in Puget Sound for hours before being recovered. It has a Kevlar / composite hull so we wanted to repair the core without affecting the exterior strakes. Here’s a look at the damage: We cut out the interior floor above the core and then removed the...

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