Refinished Projects

  •  This is the boat before I started.

    This is the boat before I started.

  •  After sanding off the old varnish, I cut out holes for the new hatches.

    After sanding off the old varnish, I cut out holes for the new hatches.

  •  New hatch opening.

    New hatch opening.

  •  Bulkheads being fiberglassed.

    Bulkheads being fiberglassed.

  •  New rudder being installed.

    New rudder being installed.

  •  The finished project.

    The finished project.

  •  View of the removable compass and new deck rigging.

    View of the removable compass and new deck rigging.

  •  Aft deck.

    Aft deck.

Refinish #1 - Pygmy Osprey Triple

This project is a refinish/refit of a previously built Pygmy Osprey Triple. I added a rudder, bulkheads, hatches, deck bungees, compasses, and a carrying handle.    

Length:  20 feet 
Beam:  30 inches
Weight: ~60 lbs.


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  •  The bottom of the boat was well used.

    The bottom of the boat was well used.

  •  After sanding the old varnish off, the deck receives a new coat of varnish.

    After sanding the old varnish off, the deck receives a new coat of varnish.

  •  The bottom of the boat looks brand new after a fresh coat of varnish.

    The bottom of the boat looks brand new after a fresh coat of varnish.

  •  Soft pad-eyes ready to install.

    Soft pad-eyes ready to install.

  •  Finished project.

    Finished project.

  •  The new rigging with soft pad-eyes.

    The new rigging with soft pad-eyes.

  •  Fore deck rigging.

    Fore deck rigging.

  •  Aft deck rigging.

    Aft deck rigging.

Refinish #2 - Pygmy Coho

This project was refinish/refit of a previously built Pygmy Coho.   I renewed the varnish and changed the stock Pygmy rigging to soft pad-eyes.

Length:  17 feet 6 inches
Beam:  23 inches
Weight: ~40 lbs

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Refinish #3 - Pygmy Arctic Tern

This project was refinish/refit of a previously built Pygmy Arctic Tern. I renewed the varnish and changed the stock Pygmy rigging to soft pad-eyes.

Length:  17 feet
Beam:  23 inches
Weight: 39 lbs

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  •  The bottom paint was in very bad shape when I got the boat.

    The bottom paint was in very bad shape when I got the boat.

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  •  The old paint was sanded to the primer.

    The old paint was sanded to the primer.

  •  A large crack in the hull that needed to be repaired.

    A large crack in the hull that needed to be repaired.

  •  The crack was repaired with a section of fiberglass.

    The crack was repaired with a section of fiberglass.

  •  New bottom paint on the hull.

    New bottom paint on the hull.

  •  The varnish had flaked off of much of the interior.  Some of the wood was permanently water stained.

    The varnish had flaked off of much of the interior. Some of the wood was permanently water stained.

  •  The aft seat had completely lost its varnish.

    The aft seat had completely lost its varnish.

  •  Sanding has begun.

    Sanding has begun.

  •  The interior is complete.  The discolored sections are still visible, but on the whole, the boat looks much better.

    The interior is complete. The discolored sections are still visible, but on the whole, the boat looks much better.

Refinish #6 - CLC Annapolis Wherry

This project was refinish/repair of a previously built Chesapeake Light Craft Annapolis Wherry. I sanded the old varnish and paint off, repaired a large section of the hull, and applied new varnish and paint.  

Length:  17 feet 9 inches
Beam:  38 inches
Weight: ~65 lbs


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  •  9/27/14 - Before the refinish work begins.

    9/27/14 - Before the refinish work begins.

  •  Before shot.

    Before shot.

  •  Before shot.

    Before shot.

  •  The condition of the hull is in very rough shape.

    The condition of the hull is in very rough shape.

  •  9/29/14 - The deck is partially sanded in preparation for new epoxy.

    9/29/14 - The deck is partially sanded in preparation for new epoxy.

  •  9/30/14 - Several sections of the hull needed fiberglass repair.  The area is taped off so the ends of the fiberglass don't fray.

    9/30/14 - Several sections of the hull needed fiberglass repair. The area is taped off so the ends of the fiberglass don't fray.

  •  The fiberglass patch.

    The fiberglass patch.

  •  Fiberglass is wetted out with epoxy.  The discolored, damaged area is still visible, but it will be protected and waterproof now.

    Fiberglass is wetted out with epoxy. The discolored, damaged area is still visible, but it will be protected and waterproof now.

  •  Another area is patched with fiberglass.

    Another area is patched with fiberglass.

  •  A view of the patch after the tape is removed.

    A view of the patch after the tape is removed.

  •  10/1/14 - The hull is given a fill coat of epoxy.

    10/1/14 - The hull is given a fill coat of epoxy.

  •  The patched area after the fill coat of epoxy.

    The patched area after the fill coat of epoxy.

  •  10/4/14 - The deck has been sanded and a fill coat of epoxy has been applied.

    10/4/14 - The deck has been sanded and a fill coat of epoxy has been applied.

  •  10/6/14 - The boat is stood on its bow for an endpour.

    10/6/14 - The boat is stood on its bow for an endpour.

  •  10/8/14 - The old misplaced hole in the bow is filled and a new one drilled.

    10/8/14 - The old misplaced hole in the bow is filled and a new one drilled.

  •  10/14/14 - Sanding is complete.

    10/14/14 - Sanding is complete.

  •  10/19/14 - The bulkheads and hatch lips are prepped for fiberglassing on one side.

    10/19/14 - The bulkheads and hatch lips are prepped for fiberglassing on one side.

  •  The hull is ready for varnish.

    The hull is ready for varnish.

  •  10/29/14 - First coat of varnish on the hull!

    10/29/14 - First coat of varnish on the hull!

  •  11/6/14 - The final coat of varnish is on the deck.

    11/6/14 - The final coat of varnish is on the deck.

  •  11/8/14 - The boat is finished.  It looks much better than when I started.

    11/8/14 - The boat is finished. It looks much better than when I started.

  •  Pygmy Coho - Refinish #7

    Pygmy Coho - Refinish #7

Refinish #7 - Pygmy Coho 

This project was refinish/repair of a previously built Pygmy Coho.  I sanded the the entire boat down, repaired several sections of fiberglass, and applied new varnish.  

Length:  17 feet 6 inches
Beam:  23 inches
Weight: ~45 lbs

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  •  The boat is in rough shape after sitting on a dock for 20 years.

    The boat is in rough shape after sitting on a dock for 20 years.

  •  The hull needs some cleaning.

    The hull needs some cleaning.

  •  The hull has been scrubbed clean.

    The hull has been scrubbed clean.

  •  The transom had rotted out and was filled with thickened epoxy.

    The transom had rotted out and was filled with thickened epoxy.

  •  The seats need some work.

    The seats need some work.

  •  One of the oarlocks after it has been partially cleaned up.

    One of the oarlocks after it has been partially cleaned up.

  •  The hull gets a coat of primer.

    The hull gets a coat of primer.

  •  First coat of Interlux Sapphire Blue.

    First coat of Interlux Sapphire Blue.

  •  Three coats have been applied.

    Three coats have been applied.

  •  The interior is primed.

    The interior is primed.

  •  First coat of interior paint.

    First coat of interior paint.

  •  The  seats and rails are varnished.

    The seats and rails are varnished.

  •  The boat is finished!

    The boat is finished!

  •  View of the custom built rudder assembly.

    View of the custom built rudder assembly.

  •  Quartermaster 10

    Quartermaster 10

  •  Quartermaster 10

    Quartermaster 10

  •  All rigged up and on the trailer!

    All rigged up and on the trailer!

  •  Quartermaster 10

    Quartermaster 10

Refinish #8 - Quartermaster 10

This beauty was originally owned by the family that owns the Space Needle. It lived on a dock on the tip of Hunts Point for 30 years and now has new life.

It just went through a complete professional refurbishment with new paint inside and out, new transom, and new rudder. It comes with sail, two piece aluminum mast, refinished oars, dagger board, aluminum boom with rigging, and a cover. 

This boat is 10 feet long with a 4 foot 4 inch beam. It weighs about 200 pounds. It is fiberglass with teak rails and seats. 

Length:  10 feet
Beam:  4 feet 23 inches
Weight: ~200 lbs

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  •  4/25/17 - The boat was not in too bad of a state, but it definitely needed some attention.

    4/25/17 - The boat was not in too bad of a state, but it definitely needed some attention.

  •  5/1/17 - All of the floorboards are removed so the interior of the hull can be inspected and repaired.

    5/1/17 - All of the floorboards are removed so the interior of the hull can be inspected and repaired.

  •  The floorboards are temporarily put back in the boat.

    The floorboards are temporarily put back in the boat.

  •  5/11/17 - The starboard side has two coats and the port side has one coat of paint.

    5/11/17 - The starboard side has two coats and the port side has one coat of paint.

  •  View of the other side of the hull.

    View of the other side of the hull.

  •  5/31/17 - The port side floorboards are placed in the boat.

    5/31/17 - The port side floorboards are placed in the boat.

  •  6/4/17 - The project is finished!

    6/4/17 - The project is finished!

  •  The inside of the cockpit.

    The inside of the cockpit.

  •  Cockpit.

    Cockpit.

Refinish #9 - 15 ft. Marsh Cat Sailboat

This gorgeous little sailboat was refinished with new varnish and areas of new paint. There were also a few repairs needed as well.

Length:  15 feet
Beam:  6 feet 11 inches
Weight: ~1300 lbs


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  •  9/17/17 - This is the condition of the boat before the refinish.

    9/17/17 - This is the condition of the boat before the refinish.

  •  Drilled out holes are filled with thickened epoxy.

    Drilled out holes are filled with thickened epoxy.

  •  Split seam is taped off for fiberglassing.

    Split seam is taped off for fiberglassing.

  •  9/19/17 - Damaged area on the hull is fiberglassed.

    9/19/17 - Damaged area on the hull is fiberglassed.

  •  Damage to stern stem is fiberglassed.

    Damage to stern stem is fiberglassed.

  •  9/20/17 - The entire boat is sanded in preparation for varnish.

    9/20/17 - The entire boat is sanded in preparation for varnish.

  •  9/25/17 - The third coat of varnish is applied to the hull.

    9/25/17 - The third coat of varnish is applied to the hull.

  •  9/29/17 - Several coats of varnish are applied to the deck.

    9/29/17 - Several coats of varnish are applied to the deck.

  •  9/30/17 - The refinish is complete.

    9/30/17 - The refinish is complete.

  •  View of the new soft padeyes and adjustable seat back.

    View of the new soft padeyes and adjustable seat back.

Pygmy Pinguino Sport - Refinish #10

Several repairs will be made on this boat and it will get a complete refinish.

Length:  13 feet 
Beam:  25.5 inches
Weight: ~35 lbs.


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  •  12/18/18 - Work has started on the refinish of a Pygmy Coho.

    12/18/18 - Work has started on the refinish of a Pygmy Coho.

  •  Most of the deck rigging has been removed.

    Most of the deck rigging has been removed.

  •  The varnish on the bottom is flaking off.

    The varnish on the bottom is flaking off.

  •  12/19/18 - The old artwork created a

    12/19/18 - The old artwork created a "shadow" in the fading of the underlying wood.

  •  12/21/18 - The deck is sanded.

    12/21/18 - The deck is sanded.

  •  12/29/18 - Fiberglass patches are applied to areas that had some delamination.

    12/29/18 - Fiberglass patches are applied to areas that had some delamination.

  •  1/10/19 - The first coat of varnish is applied to the hull.

    1/10/19 - The first coat of varnish is applied to the hull.

  •  1/10/19 - The first coat of varnish is applied to the hull.

    1/10/19 - The first coat of varnish is applied to the hull.

  •  The strapless hatch system is ready for use.

    The strapless hatch system is ready for use.

  •  1/22/19 - The refinish is complete!

    1/22/19 - The refinish is complete!

  •  View of the soft padeyes and upgraded seat.

    View of the soft padeyes and upgraded seat.

  •  The tribal artwork is still visible.

    The tribal artwork is still visible.

  •  View from the stern.

    View from the stern.

Refinish #11 - Pygmy Coho

This project is a refinish/refit of a previously built Pygmy Coho. I renewed the varnish, added soft padeyes, a custom seat, nameplate, and added a strapless hatch system.

Length:  17 feet 6 inches
Beam:  23 inches
Weight: ~40 lbs

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  •  10/2/19 - The boat before the refinish.

    10/2/19 - The boat before the refinish.

  •  10/7/19 - The fiberglass cloth is stripped off much of the deck.

    10/7/19 - The fiberglass cloth is stripped off much of the deck.

  •  10/8/19 - The deck is partially sanded.

    10/8/19 - The deck is partially sanded.

  •  10/9/19 - All fiberglass, epoxy, and blotchy wood areas are sanded away.

    10/9/19 - All fiberglass, epoxy, and blotchy wood areas are sanded away.

  •  10/9/19 - All fiberglass, epoxy, and blotchy wood areas are sanded away.

    10/9/19 - All fiberglass, epoxy, and blotchy wood areas are sanded away.

  •  Recessed fittings are sanded flush.

    Recessed fittings are sanded flush.

  •  The fiberglass is saturated.

    The fiberglass is saturated.

  •  10/26/19 - The deck is sanded and ready for varnish.

    10/26/19 - The deck is sanded and ready for varnish.

  •  First coat of varnish is applied.

    First coat of varnish is applied.

  •  Second coat of varnish.

    Second coat of varnish.

  •  10/31/19 - The boat is finished!

    10/31/19 - The boat is finished!

  •  The blotches are gone.

    The blotches are gone.

  •  Deck rigging.

    Deck rigging.

Guillemot Night Heron Double - Refinish #12

This project is a refinish/refit of a previously built Guillemot Night Heron Double. I am completely stripping the fiberglass from the deck and sanding the wood to remove unsightly splotches. I will be re-fiberglassing the deck, and re varnishing the entire boat. I will also add recessed deck fittings.

Length:  21 feet
Beam:  25 inches
Weight: ~90 lbs

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  •  10/5/20 - The boat before work is started.

    10/5/20 - The boat before work is started.

  •  Hatches are traced out on the deck.

    Hatches are traced out on the deck.

  •  10/6/20 - Damage on the bottom of the hull.

    10/6/20 - Damage on the bottom of the hull.

  •  More damage.

    More damage.

  •  The damaged areas have been sanded down and patched with epoxy.

    The damaged areas have been sanded down and patched with epoxy.

  •  10/7/20 - The patched areas are sanded and taped off.

    10/7/20 - The patched areas are sanded and taped off.

  •  Other side of the hull.

    Other side of the hull.

  •  The taped areas are fiberglassed.

    The taped areas are fiberglassed.

  •  The fiberglass is trimmed off.

    The fiberglass is trimmed off.

  •  10/13/20 - Footbrace studs are installed.

    10/13/20 - Footbrace studs are installed.

  •  10/22/20 - Hatch lips are epoxied in the stern hatch.

    10/22/20 - Hatch lips are epoxied in the stern hatch.

  •  Hatch lips are epoxied in the forward hatch.

    Hatch lips are epoxied in the forward hatch.

  •  10/26/20 - The Hull is ready for varnish.

    10/26/20 - The Hull is ready for varnish.

  •  The first coat of varnish is applied.

    The first coat of varnish is applied.

  •  11/10/20 - The boat is complete.

    11/10/20 - The boat is complete.

Pygmy Pinguino Sport- Refinish #13

I repaired and refinished this boat. I also added hatches, deck rigging, and a custom seat.


Length:  13 feet
Beam:  25.5 in.
Weight: 34 lbs.

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