Recent Projects

Upgrades to Kismet

quarter view of Kismet
This 26' boat is based on the design of a West Coast salmon troller. She's an excellent cruising boat for two. The galley and dining table are in the pilot house, with the vee berth and head down below.

We did many upgrades including:

  • new hydraulic helm and cylinder
  • autopilot installation
  • chart plotter installation
  • various cosmetic upgrades
access plates in fuel tank
New fuel tank access ports

The diesel tanks had been a problem, much muck in their bottoms. When the seas get rough and the boat gets rolling, the muck gets stirred up and the fuel filters quickly clog. Fuel polishing was tried but didn't do the trick. We cut access ports in the tops to give them a good cleaning. Three ports because of two tank baffles.

New teak sole for Grand Banks Trawler flying bridge

teak sole, looking forward
Screw heads were showing thru the old teak. We chipped it all out, cleaned up the deck, and put down new teak. This is looking forward.
details at helm
Here's the detailing at the helm.
teak steps
The teak steps too.

Cape Cod Frostie

boat under construction
The smallest boat we've ever built, 6-1/2'
boat with sail
All set to go. There's a few fleets of these mostly in the Northeast.
boat under sail
This gives a feeling for the size. Normally used for frostbite sailing, this Summer's day seems much nicer.