Woodwind Yachts Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Restoration, Repair, Refinishing, Building and Sales

Woodwind Yachts Restoration Project

Chapter 2 of 2 - Chapter 1

Freya arrives


CLASS : 24' Viking Sloop

BUILT : Toronto, Ontario - 1937

PROJECT : Remove and replace the lower stem, deadwood, sternpost, 21 hull planks, 5 floortimbres, and the rubrails. Scarfe repair an additional 25 hull planks, along with 24 steam-bent oak ribs. Remove the cast iron ballast keel, then re-attach to vessel with new bronze keel bolts. Repair the transom, rudder, main hatch, broken interior cabinetry, 2 deck beams, cockpit trim and the mast. Strip, sand and refinish vessel and spars to owner's specifications.


And so the project continues ..........

The hull is now being re-caulked with cotton. Special caulking tools are used in this traditional process, along with the correct techniques.
Two coats of sealer have already been applied to the hull exterior. Here the last (3rd) coat of primer is being applied.
This picture shows the 'shabby' state of her interior.

After numerous repairs and some refinishing, her interior is much improved.
The bilge (along with the rest of the hull interior) were scraped, sealed and re-painted prior to re-assembly.
This picture shows the poor condition of the cockpit prior to the necessary repairs.
After the necessary repairs and refinishing, the cockpit shows quite an improvement !
"Freya" is now finished and outside in the sunshine for the 1st time in many years.
This close-up shows the lovely colour of the britework. All the original bronze hardware was polished and re-installed.
One of my favourite pictures of "Freya" outside in our yard. (prior to delivery)
"Freya" loaded on our hydraulic trailer. She will now be properly secured, along with her spars, then delivered to her home in New York.
"Freya" all rigged and sailing along nicely in Long Island Sound.

"Freya" after an afternoon sail, now at her mooring off Shelter Island, N. Y. All of us at Woodwind Yachts hope that her family will love her and care for her for generations to come !


Woodwind Yachts
3986 HWY. 7A, Nestleton, Ontario, Canada L0B 1L0
TEL (905) 986-9663 FAX (905) 986-1345

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