Custom Restoration Services 

Over the years I have had many people send family boats for restoration. I will take on a project, but I have to work on it within the schedule of other restorations. Restoration may take 2 - 6 months. This page will give you an idea of what I can do for you.

RIGGING

SPARS, RIGGING AND SAILS

Masts and booms are made of hardwood dowels, hand tapered, sanded and stained to look like an old spar. I use various widths of linen and cotton twine for rigging lines.

I use reproduction hooks, deck eyes and brass hardware and make new sails from a fine cotton cloth that hold a crisp shape. The cloth can be antiqued to give it an authentic old look.

STANDS

 CUSTOM STANDS

Stands are custom for each boat in variety of style and colors. Stands are necessary for working on the boat and of course enable handsome display.

REFINISHING

Some boats were never painted and were made of beautiful wood. If it does not harm the antique value of the boat we do refinish and revarnish old hulls.

REPAINTING

Often these old boats were repainted many times, often in un attractive colors. Stripping paint is a lengthy, messy process, but it usually reveals the elegance of the old hull. We strip hulls as a last resort.

MY SMALL BOATS CUSTOM SERVICES

FOR POND BOAT RESTORATION

 

PRICE LIST

 

SAILS and SPARS:

Boat Hull up to 26” loa

Cotton Main Sail and Jib with sheets     $75

Mast, boom and rigging                         $35

Additional sails, each                             $25

Dacron or Nylon Main Sail and Jib        $60

Additional Dacron or Nylon sails            $25

Custom Stand                                        $35

 

Boats Hull from 27” to 45” loa

Cotton Main Sail and Jib with sheets     $100

Mast, boom and rigging                          $50

Additional Sails                                       $35

Dacron or Nylon Main Sail and Jib         $75

Additional sails                                       $30

Custom Stand                                        $45

Boat Hull 46” and larger loa                    Quoted

Wire Standing Rigging                            $10/ft of mast length

Deck Hardware, brass                             Quoted



 

Hull Restoration

Cleaning, paint retouching, varnish          $35  (average is about 5 hrs.)

Repair and Reconstruction                       $35/hr

Paint removal and Re-painting                 $35/hr (average is about 6 hrs)

Cotton sails are made of a fine natural color cotton and include brass colored grommets and wired mast hoops, cotton rigging line, brass s-hooks and bowsers. I can supply brass replacement deck hardware and blocks/pulleys.  Note: Cotton sails can water stain if used for actual sailing.

Appreciating Antiques

Model Yacht Fittings

for Vintage Pond Yachts and

for Seaworthy, Jacrim and Keystone Boats

Catalog Available

Contact

appreciating.antiques@gmail.com