I haven't posted for a while - doing a lot of racing this summer.
My big news is that I just purchased a 1928 Herreshoff 12 1/2 project boat. The previous owner sailed it for 2 years, then started to restore it.. Then let it sit for an additional 14 years.
He just wanted to be sure it would get done - and I will finish it.
However - I'm not one to stop one project to start another - So my Biscayne 22 Mahogany Runabout will be completed first - then the Herreshoff will come into the shop to be worked on. I plan on doing a lot of the *pre-work* on the Herreshoff (milling lumber, cutting frames, transom, refinishing the mast etc..) while building the runabout.
My Herreshoff 12 1/2 in its cradle.
Transporting the boat back from Annapolis
Original Builders plate - Has some epoxy on it - Need to find a good way to clean it without ruining it..
The first frame for the storage building
Nearly Completed Building
The boat seems to have all of the original hardware - most in decent condition. The rig is in great shape (just needs cleanup and varnish)
The hull needs a lot of work, all new frames, stem, keel, transom and more.. A may/should be able to salvage some planks.
My goal is to restore it as original as possible. Researching the boats similar to mine has begun - along with restoration techniques.
I'll be leaning on all of ya in the future on how to do some things.
Finally - any tips on the building? - things I should look out for? I'm guessing I want as much air flow as I can get to prevent having a greenhouse.
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