Woodwind Yachts Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Restoration, Repair, Refinishing, Building and Sales
|Woodwind Yachts Restoration Project|
TYPE: 23' Rainbow Class Racing Sloop.
BUILT: Hamilton, Ontario, Circa 1949.
PROJECT: Remove and replace 15 planks, 40 ribs, keelson, lower stem, floor timbres, deadwood, keel bolts, deck beams and decks, superstructure, transom, rudder and boom. Completely refinish vessel.
as she was found deteriorating away at Ashbridges Bay, Toronto.
hull. Old ribs have been removed. Shown here are the wooden wedges epoxied
into the old fastener holes so the new ribs can be drilled and fastened
through "fresh" wood.
|Vessel is turned
upside down for ease in replacing the keelson and bottom planking. (Dragon
being built in background).
is refinished prior to deck installation. New deck beams have been built,
varnished and installed.
plywood decks have been installed with West epoxy system. Superstructure
and transom are being varnished, hull is sealed and primed.
is being laminated together from select white oak.
is being fitted to keel (upside down) and keel bolt holes are being drilled.
and new rudder have been installed. Cast iron ballast is being coated
with a rust preventative.
finished and ready for transport to the Gravenhurst Antique and Classic
Boat Show - 1996. She won "Sailboat of the Show". The following
summer she was awarded "Best in Class" at the Clayton N.Y. Antique
and Classic Boat Show.
is meticulously hand-painted in two colours on the beautiful new curved
|Rigged up and
moored at her dock in Port of Newcastle Marina.
3986 HWY. 7A, Nestleton, Ontario, Canada L0B 1L0
TEL (905) 986-9663 FAX (905) 986-1345