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This is the second page with refit
pictures of Magnolia 1910
Latest updates are FIRST
October 03, 2014
Again quite some rotten wood discovered, now in the stern.
We need to replace some of the ribs, a main beam etc.
September 25, 2014
Work on Magnolia is steadily progressing.
September 15, 2014
Magnolia has been lifted from the trailer and we've started again with the restoration.
Paul arrived from Holland and he will work on Magnolia for a month together with some members of the classic yacht club.
At the moment and for several days we are removing all the rusty nails and screws that hold the planks on ribs,
drill out all the holes and glue wooden pins inside to hold the planks.
We will again replace some partly rotten planks ( only parts where needed as they have been damaged by the rusty nails and screws)
After that we will continue to glue in some small planks so that we have the right space for caulking later on.
A few words for people that have been looking here and posting some stories on other web sites about this restoration.
As they say in Dutch: "de beste stuurlui staan aan wal ".
Some people are saying that this is an impossible project, that this will take years, or that we should trow away the boat.
Guess what: we've done this before and restored way bigger yachts and way more difficult projects, you're all wrong.
This little boat will be up and running soon.
August 1, 2014
Magnolia has been transported to a private property ( THANK YOU VIDAL DE WEEVER for hosting us ! )
where we will re-start / continue the restauration of the hull first so that the boat can be launched as from December 1 ( after the hurricane season )
Once she is in the water we will bring her to Oyster Pond where her mooring is ready.
We will then continue to restore everything else and hopefuly sail Magnolia 1910 in Antigua Classics in April 2015
It has been a while...
Magnolia was sitting in Bobby's Marina for more than a year with nobody working on her.
Everyone was to bussy and no time for rebuilding.
Now we have Magnolia on a trailer and will take her away to a private place, the fees at Bobby's are huge and we can better spend the money on the boat than on the yard...
March 09, 2013
Caroline helping to take out the caulk and cotton from the seams between all the planks above the water line.
All planks below the waterline have been roughly sanded and need finishing filler and sanding before we can start painting.
February 24, 2013
Rotten wood on port an starboard stern replaced.
February 23, 2013
Today we took away the small piece of rotten wood on the two sides at the back of the boat.
Nothing major but it has to be done.
Can't believe why some previous owners apparently screwed in some screws in the deck so that water could get in during years with the result that parts of the planks started to rot away...
Tomorrow we will replace the planks.
February 20, 2013
Today we did a lot.
I ( Jan ) was there the whole day with our son Tim and nobody can beat us when we work together :)
Tim has sanded the complete boat above the waterline while I did the filling in-between the planks and small holes.
We discovered a small piece of wood that was rotten away due to a leak from the deck on the stern starboard side that we need to replace.
A day more work or so Saturday and the boat will be ready for the final sanding before antifouling and painting.
February 17, 2013
Above the waterline sanding continues...
February 10, 11, 12, 13 ...More Sanding by Marc and finishing by Jan and Tim...
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