Well here’s how the micro-cruiser looked just before she was finished. Unfortunately for some reason I don’t have any photos of the boat when she was completed. Unfortunately the client passed away soon after he took delivery and I don’t think he ever got to sail her. You can read his obituary here, he was a very interesting guy and a great client. The raised deck really increased the livability of the interior. I was also very impressed with the cleverness of the Junk rig. We set it up, to position blocks etc., in the yard before delivery.
So what else was I up to over the last while. Well quite a lot actually. Above is an 1930s Swedish launch that I look after and last spring we took the windscreen off and refinished the deck, It had been covered in a textured palstic coveing sometime in the distant past and this was now lifting and shabby looking. When I peeled it off it revealed a deck made of three massive planks of mahogany. It had looked like plywood from underneath as the seams were covered. After a few repairs to a couple of spots of rot she was received 8 coats of varnish all over.
I’ll have more about what’s going on here at Roeboats in coming posts so that’s all for now. If you’d like to discuss having your own boat built, repaired or restored don’t hesitate to contact me, Tiernan Roe, +353 86 1586937.
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