The 39 foot sloop, Stella Maris V, was recently donated to the Silva Bay Shipyard School Society and will be the center piece of the new Restoration Courses being planned for the Spring of 2012. The Huntingford family donated the boat to the Silva Bay Shipyard School Society on the understanding that we will undertake the required restoration work and that the Stella Maris V will be well cared for and will become “part of who we are and what we do” at the Shipyard School. The MV U&I has been the focus for the last two Ships Cabinetry and Joinery courses and now boasts new hatches, doors, cabin sole, deck heads, etc.
Shipyard School ran four sessions with the Grade IV students from Gabriola Elementary School building model Viking Long Ships. The Silva Bay Shipyard School invites women to join us for the Women in Woodworking weekend course taught by local woodworker Jan Sabine.
Overall the intention is to prepare the U&I, a 30 foot Troller, for the upcoming season where it will be used to represent the School at various waterborne functions and wooden boat festivals. Work will take place in the Wet Slip behind the Shipyard School office between now and April 17th when it is intended to relaunch the U&I in conjunction with the Shipyard School Launch Festival celebrations.


Location: British Colombia Canada wooden decks Thought I would post an example of replacing a teak deck with a mahogany deck. Location: Eustis, FL What was that teak veneer layed in on the original deck?
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Length on the water line is 28 feet, maximum beam is 10 feet 6 inches, overall displacement is 18,600 pounds and she draws 6 feet 7 inches. As such we have reached a point where all the major projects which could be assigned to students have been completed. All involved had lots of fun – a special vote of thanks goes to Mrs Reynolds, the Grade IV teacher, Trevor Henderson the Shipyard Schools Lead Instructor and Jude Briscoe for all the cookies.
The school will definitely be running at least one bronze casting short course and will add a casting furnace and setup to the tools available to students at the school.


It appears the caulk lines held up fairly well, but the goo that held the teak, not so much (typical). Rather than remove some of this work to make way for additional students projects we have been able to find a new and caring owner who intends to both keep the vessel in Silva Bay and follow on from where we left off. While this vessel was used in the Ships Cabinetry program a team of volunteers led by Jerry Regimbal looked after the basic maintenance, bottom and topsides paint, fitted thru hull echo sounder, rewired the mast and running lights, serviced the engine cooling system etc.



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