|Shipwrights & Boatbuilders|
Re-Build ~ New Build ~ Repair
|Updated: 27 April 2012|
|ANTARES 55ft Gaff Schooner|
|A six month job to replace the old
reclaimed teak decks with a traditionally laid iroko deck that turned into an eighteen month project involving
new deck beams, cabin top & Deck House, Forward Mast Step and major
work on the hull planking.
To read more about
laying traditional decks on a plywood
substrate Click here
Taking advantage of access while the deck was off, new plastic water tanks and stainless steel fuel tanks were fitted along with grey and black water storage systems. A new keel cooling system for the engine was also installed.
A steel shoe was fitted around the forefoot and along the full length of the keel.
Antares was also furnished with a new bowsprit and was completely re-rigged with both standing and running rigging.
Having been re-launched successfully, she has been cruising Scandinavia and the Baltic and has since circumnavigated Britain.
Antares was sold in the summer of 2011 to a French owner and Roving Commissions Ltd undertook the delivery voyage from Ipswich, UK to Sanary Sur Mare, S France.
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