• So it’s now week 40 of the course and I’m very sorry to report that the repairs to W3555 were brought to a halt both due to cost reasons and extent of repairs. It was just too uneconomical in terms of time and money. The boat received a great deal of love and appreciation by the boatbuilders here and on the positive side, we learnt a great deal…[Read more]

  • Hi Mark,

    Thanks for your messages above. I am hoping to change as little as possible too – quite a sea change from my original idea (rebuild)! Will be back once the survey has been done here.

    Best wishes,

  • Not yet 🙂 I’m currently on week 7 of the Boat Building Academy 40 week ‘Boat building maintenance, and support’ course. Repairs start in week 14. Will post process/progress here. Please ask any questions you might have, if I don’t know, it will be good to pick the instructors’ brains.

  • John,

    Thank you very much for your reply. It has clarified the approach that I will take – repair W3555 and build new wooden boats other than Wayfarers.

    Thank you for providing an opportunity for me to discuss with you. I will send an email about the repairs necessary. I’m hoping that the repaired boat will be of more 1973 wood than 2018…[Read more]

  • Hi,

    I would like to rebuild my 1973 wooden W3555. It was originally built from kit by the sea cadets at Calshot sailing club. Please may I have confirmation that

    1. If all parts are replaced (same construction and materials), the new Wayfarer is still W3555 as the original boat has a certificate?

    2. If I just repaired W3555 and cloned it, the…[Read more]