Sunday, April 21, 2013

A refreshing pause

... or perhaps a refitting pause?

We're taking a bit of a break from Tiger to get Penna back in shape. Penna's an old boat, and she was suffering the indignities of age that many an old boat faces. 

In the case of Penna, these indignities included rot where the standing rigging attaches. When we looked at that in more detail, there was a lot more to be done.

We already knew that we wanted to replace the cockpit. As is the nature of this kind of work, replacing the cockpit expanded. So now we are replacing the deck, quite a bit of planking including sheer strake and clamp, and painting the cabin top.

We also removed the engine and are replacing it with a yuloh. 

More photos of Penna will follow when we relaunch in June, then head back to Tiger for a summer of galley-building.

Penna looking aft from the bow

Penna looking forward from the transom


  1. All you need is love. Man, it's nice to see boats that people love. May they shine on into the future.

  2. Thanks Tom! She is such a lovely boat -- she deserves this update. Hope your work on Piggy is going beautifully!