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A labor of love and friendship

2019 January 1

A pair of friends chase a dream and undertake a two-year restoration of a classic Bluenose sloop

Clockwise, from top: The restored Aberdeen sails on New York’s Finger Lakes; cockpit is freshly varnished and the synthetic teak deck laid, the project neared completion; the bottom was a huge project thanks to layers of paint that had to be remove

 Some materials used in the restoration  of Aberdeen


• Stripping compound: Total Boat Aqua Strip” (10   gallons)

• Fairing compound: Total Boat Awlfair (3 quarts)

• Primer/Barrier paint: Interlux Interprotect 

  (5 coats)

• Topside paint: Total Boat Awlcraft 2000 in Flag 

   Blue (3 coats, sprayed)

• Bottom paint: Interlux VC Offshore

• Bilge paint: TotalBoat Bilge Paint

• Cove stripe: Rustoleum Metal Accents in 

  Gold Mine

• Mast and boom: Interlux  “Perfection” epoxy 

  primer and top coat  - (5 coats)

• Marine varnish: Epifanes Rapid Coat and 

  McCloskey Marine Spar Varnish  (9 coats) 

• Custom milled white oak for seats, flooring, 

  cockpit coaming, splash rail and trim:  5/8th-inch 

  thick by 6 inches wide

• Custom milled white oak for toerail to 

  match original

• Synthetic teak for deck: PlasDECK (traditional 

  shiplap style)

• Sails: North Sails

• Deck hardware: Harken

• Canvas cockpit cover: Handmade by our wives, 

  Carol Williams and Sue Byrne


Cost of REFIT

Sails (purchased in Nova Scotia, at Canadian exchange rate): $3,800

Lumber:  $1,650

PlasDECK synthetic teak decking & materials: $2,000

Misc. (hardware, paint, supplies, materials, rigging, etc.) Approx. $12,000

Total: $19,450

 

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