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Take a look at the custom features of CHIMAERA.

Our Feature Boat "The Dragon"
CHIMAERA
A Mythical Three Headed Dragon
In the summer of 1992, Dr. Walfun Luey of Toronto contracted Woodwind Yachts to build him a new wooden 30' - Dragon Class racing sloop, incorporating as much as could be saved from an old deteriorating 1963 German built Dragon.

The original vessel was built from mahogany planking, bronze fastened to steam-bent white oak frames and timbres. She supported a cast iron keel and the spars were of sitka spruce.

The "new" vessel was to be constructed in the same traditional manner as her predecessor (with the exception of some modern innovations) and the materials used were to be the same.

The original hull had deteriorated extensively, largely due to fiberglass having been applied over the planked hull. The vessel was therefore completely dismantled to remove and salvage only six original pieces of wood and the ballast keel.

And So The Project Begins

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

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