America's Most Historic Yacht

Framing complete

| May 30, 2013

A lot has happened over the past six months. By early May, all of the frames had been cut, beveled, assembled, and all but two were installed. You can see these last two leaning on the catwalk to the left. With the framing almost complete, the size and shape of the boat are readily apparent […]

Back in the saddle

| May 5, 2013

Sorry it’s been so long since we’ve updated.  We’ll be doing monthly updates very soon now.  In the meantime, here are some progress shots from January 2013. This is the main skylight at Jeff’s workshop in California.  Pretty impressive, I’d say! The boat is almost entirely framed now.  The last frame will go in over […]

A look back

| December 23, 2012

Here’s a collection of photos from throughout the restoration. We’ll start with some old pics just to remind us of where the project started. Ok, that’s going back quite a bit. Maybe not that much. Here we go. This is the day that Coronet arrived at the IYRS campus. She’s just now coming off of […]

Progress through the October 2012

| November 28, 2012

There is always a variety of work to be done around the shop. Since good wood is always at a premium, it’s practical to fix good stock that has a simple defect rather than reject it outright. This shipwright is cutting out around a knot. He’ll glue in a triangular patch, called a “dutchman” in […]

Progress through June 2012

| November 24, 2012

In an effort to keep things more current, I’ll be doing shorter posts to keep the task at a manageable size. I may also include less text, since sometimes the thing that stops me is coming up with a coherent theme for each entry. Thirteen frames have been installed at the aft end of the […]