Lots of wooden boat owners can not afford the major refit option here in New York. Many of us realize that plugging away in Martha Stewart style is the way to go. Some of us keep lists with structure being the priority. Not to many, plunk money in the cushions and varnish while ignoring bleeding fasteners, broken ribs and cheesy looking planks. Every wooden boat owner has a plan and we often stick to it.
Urbanboatworks ( thats us Julien & dana) is honored and pleased to keep these New York Wooden boats alive & sailing. Check us out at www.urbanboatworks.com if your in need of help and live in New York or CT.
Goat Water an Iain Oughtred design
Tiger Maru at urbanboatworks driveway for a winter
S Class Herresmhoff Design
S Class Herreshof design
Goat Water a great sailing rowing dingy
Varnish Aegir an Alden Cedar Plank Carvel
Fitting ribs for a winthrop sailing yacht
Mary Looring a Winthrop Warner design
S Boats waiting winter storage Brewers NY
Sailing Mary Looring
QUEE QUAE Rhodes 1936
Hope Q Class Wooden boat
Hope Wooden Boat
Hope Q Class
Hope Q class Topside sanding & painting
Rib Repair Q Class HOPE
Cabin top fiberglass fix
Cockpit combing rot repair
Hope John Alden’s Q Class Sailboat
Hope Q class Wooden Boat
Ingwe S class Herresmhoff repairs
Allegro’s new Cockpit
New Cockpit for Allegro S Class Herreshoff
Restoration of Herreshoff S Class Boat
Herresmhoff Repair and Restoration
Dinai Herrshoff S Class Boat
Golden Eye Rhodes mast
Aegir Boom Repair
Wooden Boats NEW YORK
Wooden Boats Sailing The Sound
A bunch of 90 year old S Boats sail out of western long island sound. They are in various states of condition. Wooden boats always need something. We started out building a new cockpit for Allegro. She also needed 8 broken frames repaired.
Next we worked on Danai which is also kept in the Brewers yard. Julien removed stem to keel fairing because it was badly chafed and found iron drifts cracking the keel into the rabbet. We replaced six floor timbers and the mast step. The highlight of the job was steam bending 5 ribs into the bow. We replaced these ribs as they flattened on either side of the brake spoiling the shape of the boat.
Phillip came in with a new s boat now named Ingwe . We call it the Rhode island rat and wonder if he bought it from our friend Thorp. She is a bit out of shape and has been abused. A deck was put on a crooked boat which has to come off in a few years. This year Phillip is trying to get her sound and is doing a wonderful job. Julien and Phillip steam bent 8 frames. Julien will replace one plank and has removed three that will be added to. Splining loose seams will take up much of the week. Splining seams is a fairly straight forward procedure of evening up the wide seems and inserting a v shaped spline- glued on one side and caulked on the other.
We applaud the S Boat Owners at the Brewers Yard in Mamaroneck. They are all doing hands on maintenance and only require Urbanboatworks for extra ordinary projects.