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NEWS | Winter 2012

There certainly hasn’t been a dull moment around CBY this winter. There are several interesting, challenging, and fun projects for us to complete this winter. With all the work we have added staff to meet the deadlines. This spring don’t be surprised by the new faces.

This is Melody, a 1984 29’ Riva Aquarama Super. We are doing a complete restoration on her. She sank over the summer in Lake Winnipesaukee. Everything in the boat has been removed and she was rolled over to replace the bottom. Once the bottom was off we found a number of issue with rot in the framework of the boat. The repairs to the framework are almost complete and soon the new bottom will be installed. Then she will be rolled over and we can start to put the rest of her back together.
The project will include new bottom, new transom, rebuilt engines, rewiring, complete refinishing and all new cushions and canvas. Feel free to come by and check her out.

Melody, a 1984 29’ Riva Aquarama Super
Melody being flipped over

This is Nina a Halberg Rassey 31. This is a new boat for one of our long time customers. Over the summer we installed a set of Lewmar electric winches. This winter we are replacing the cockpit coaming. The coaming is laminated and bent around a radius at the aft end of the cockpit. Were using 3/16 Honduras mahogany laminates to make up the ¾ finish thickness.

This is a fiberglass mold we made from old coaming before we removed it from the cockpit. We will use this a jig to clamp to when we fabricate the new coaming. Along with the cockpit work we are doing a fair amount of preventive maintenance to the mechanical systems, replacing some standing rigging, and extending the running rigging into the cockpit.

Here is Keith and Tyson finishing the deck of a 16x30 dock for a customer that lives behind Chubb’s Island. The owner has chosen composite decking and stainless cleats.

These are just some of the projects we are working on. There are many we haven’t started yet. It is safe to say all of our departments have plenty to do for the winter. There is only about 8 weeks left now before the first scheduled launch. In 6 weeks we start to get the moorings commisioned. Spring work orders will go out in the next couple of week. Let us know early if there is any work you are considering.

Don’t forget to check in with the Harbormaster. There are some changes in the works. The mooring fees have gone up to $10.00 per foot and they are making changes to the rules and regulations. Make sure you are aware ofg all the changes before you head out on the water this summer. http://www.manchester.ma.us/Pages/manchesterma_harbor/index

New platform for landing spars in the loft, going on to the back of the building. Eventually the platform will extend the entire width of the building and we will replace the existing loft door with a door on each side of the loft.

Our trucking business continues to grow. This is a 43’ Eastbay we moved in Gloucester. Our rig handled it no problem.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of the winter!

See you soon,

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