Construction Photos

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The boat as it arrived in the yard (1987).
We converted a portion of the horse paddock into a boat yard.

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View from the horse paddock.

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Inside the bare hull. It’s dark in there because the six small windows have not been cut yet.

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Inside looking aft. The deck drains are installed and a temporary ladder is being used for the numerous trips in and out.

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The boat’s first winter. A stairway and access ramp was built to make it easier to come and go.

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Installing lead ballast (1990)
Sorting the various sizes and shapes. Luckily the original owner had done all the footwork of gathering the lead from various sources so all we had to do was put it in place.

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The ballast crew at work. Most of the work on this boat was done single handed but I needed some help on this part.

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Wife Carol passing the lead down below.

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Filling the keel with lead. Each piece was weighed, recorded and evenly distributed around the centerboard trunk, fore & aft and port & starboard of the centerline. Each layer of lead was sealed in place with resin.
Total ballast in the keel = 2,775 pounds.

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Break time. Charlie & Ruth

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Charlie & Carol

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Installation of ballast is complete and now the cabin sole supports are installed.

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The forward bulkheads and mainmast compression post is in place and now the cabin sole is being installed.

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Installing the bulkheads.

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The settee is installed.

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Looking down inside the outboard motor well showing the sliding motor mount installed.

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Temporary pine drop boards were used for the companionway hatch during construction to save wear & tear on the varnished mahogany boards.

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Main cabin locker with bins cut , side shelf, dinette seats and the removable dinette table. The table can be lowered to provide sleeping for 2.

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The main cabin showing the settee and dinette table.

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This view is looking aft and shows the navigation station, quarter berth and companionway step which also serves as a centerboard winch housing.

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Galley countertop.

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We installed a Coleman icebox under the galley countertop.

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Dinette table.

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View showing the completed forward cabin, vanity and hanging locker. She is starting to look like a real yacht now! (1994)

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The vanity countertop was covered with Formica and the sink installed.

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Formica covered dinette table.

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View showing completed settee and dinette area.

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Completed dinette table and shelf.

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Navigation center.

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Galley counter with lift up cover. Since we decided to place the ice box under the counter at the forward end, the large area under the lift up cover will be used for dry food storage.

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Galley countertop bins.

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View looking aft showing dinette, settee, companionway ladder & galley.

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View from the forward v-berth cabin.

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Close up view of the companionway ladder.

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The first mate on a coffee break.

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View from the cockpit with varnished drop boards in place.

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On deck with all deck hardware installed.

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The stern showing air vents and rudder attachments.

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Completed forward cabin v-berth with cushions installed.

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Main cabin (port side)

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Main cabin (starboard side)
The plaque on the bulkhead was given to me by the original owner.

This is a Swell Ship for
The Skipper
But a Hell Ship for
The Crew



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