Friday, July 22, 2011

Design 7 - Dorade

Today we were up in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, taking a look at the ongoing restoration of Dorade, design #7. The work looks first rate and includes a new engine (the previous owner ran the boat with no engine), new rudder, brand new main and mizzen masts, booms, and various upgrades.

The work is being done under the direction of Joe Loughborough of Loughborough Marine Interests who is a "can do" project manager. Joe oversaw the restoration of another famous S&S classic, Skylark. the new spars are being built by Peter Cassidy of Buzzards Bay Yacht Services. Peter was involved with her previous restoration.

She will be launched in early August. Look for her at her first outing, the Opera House Cup Regatta.

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