Woodwind Yachts Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Restoration, Repair, Refinishing, Building and Sales

Woodwind Yachts Restoration Project

TYPE: 27' Shepherd Mahogany Express Cruiser

BUILT: Shepherd Boats, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, 1954.

PROJECT: Complete restoration. Remove and replace forward starboard double diagonal bottom planking along with several other outer bottom planks. Remove all hull topside planking and transom. Remove and replace all battens, repair frames as necessary, then seal and reinstall all good topside planking. Replace all deteriorated planking and frames as required, then plug fastener holes and fair hull. Remove and replace deck planking, necessary deck beams and forward hatch. Perform numerous repairs throughout the vessel. Completely refinish vessel inside and out, then re-chrome and install hardware, repair and install windshield with new curved lexan, and refinish and install interior including laying new flooring.


First the forward starboard bottom was removed and one new frame was installed.
The inner diagonal planking was then built, sealed and permanently installed.
The original outer planking was then sealed and reinstalled with canvas between the two planking layers as it was done originally.
The entire bottom (to the waterline) was then sealed and antifouling paint was applied. "Margaret" was then lifted and set back onto her trailer.
Next, every topside plank and the transom was labeled and removed from the vessel.
This close up shows the deterioration we found in every batten.
All the battens were replaced and all framework was repaired or replaced as necessary. All wood is properly sealed prior to final installation.
All good hull planking was sealed and reinstalled. We replaced only the deteriorated planking, then plugged thousands of fastener holes. (Lining up the grain on every plug!)

Woodwind Yachts
3986 HWY. 7A, Nestleton, Ontario, Canada L0B 1L0
TEL (905) 986-9663 FAX (905) 986-1345

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