24′ Sailboat, Annie
Annie is one of John’s most recent boat restoration projects. His personal vessel, she underwent a total systems overhaul. The boat restoration process included: refastening bottom, replacing garboard planks, replacing broken frames & re-building the diesel engine. John has spent two years total working on this classic wooden yacht.
18′ Chris Craft
A complete boat restoration project, the 18′ Chris Craft cavalier took roughly 6 months to complete. The project involved new topside planking & deck.
36′ Grand Banks
John worked on this 36′ Grand Banks for 2 years. He completed all of the interior & flybridge work pictured above. Some images are sourced here.
John spent several years as a crew member on the Mayflower II boat restoration project. Completed in late 2019, John repaired and replaced the framing, installed new decking and replaced damaged bulkheads. He played a crucial role in replacing timbers, planking, structural frames and beams that had deteriorated from saltwater and exposure over the past six decades.
Charles W. Morgan
Images courtesy of Mystic Seaport.
The Charles W. Morgan is the oldest wooden whaling ship left in the world, and the second oldest American commercial ship still afloat. John worked on her restoration project for several years, re-building the entire transom of the boat (pictured above). The project renewed areas of the vessel from the waterline down to her keel, as well as addressed the bow and stern. John played an integral role in her restoration. Check out Mystic Seaport’s video describing the boat restoration process: