From bow to stern...
The bow has been completely rebuilt and looks amazing! Below is a slideshow of the process.
We had to remove the whole back transom. There was dry rot in the corners and we felt it best to ensure the whole thing is solid. We will install a full transom door to replace the tuna door (not much tuna fishing in these parts!). We'll add a swim step too, which we use quite a bit for launching paddle boards, taking the dog to shore and of course sun showering.
And flybridge...and interior...and engine compartment...
We've removed the interior walls of the flybridge sides to assess repair needed. Bob will tackle this area after the transom. We plan a pretty major remodel up here, moving the helm station forward and adding seating. We love the classic Rybovich double handrail!
Inside we removed the edges of the headliner by prying off THOUSANDS of staples--a job the SEA Marine crew was happy to have us do ourselves.
Replacement windows and hatches have been ordered and we've decided to replace the Detroit engines with Volvos. This was a tough decision but we concluded the smaller, lighter weight, more efficient engines will be worthwhile in the long run.
We are excited to announce our Rybovich restoration will be on display next to the SEA Marine booth at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 9/9-11.
If you're in town, come check her out!