What’s New in the Shop
N.G. Herreshoff Nellie
Designed and built by Herreshoff in 1904, Nellie has been given all-new white oak frames, a partial replanking, and new deck beams and deck. In addition to the photos below, much more information on the history of this remarkable craft is available at the Nellie web site.
The old deck is stripped from the boat as new steam-bent white oak deck beams are added. The original bronze strapping is visible, let into the deck beams and screwed to the underside of the deck. This adds extra rigidity to the deck in way of the mast.
About half the new white oak deck beams are in place, and the old cockpit is about to be removed.
N.G. Herreshoff Aida
Designed and built by Herreshoff in 1926, Aida is in the shop for a complete restoration of both interior and exterior.
The boat arrives in the shop, ready for work to begin.
The furniture and ceiling have been removed from the interior so that the frames can be examined and fixed/replaced as necessary. The garboards and a couple of broadstrakes have also been removed for restoration.
Designed by Laurent Giles and built by Cheoy Lee in 1964, this teak sloop is getting a new deck, transom, and other refurbishments.
All deck hardware–as well as the bulwarks–have been removed. The teak cockpit coamings are removed as well.
The cabin top can be lifted off the boat. The installation of the new deck can now begin.