Taking the moulds of a boat – Part 1

The process of recreating a design, whether a part or the whole vessel has always happened. Even though it is common practice, it does not mean that the approach people use is the same. A huge number of techniques have developed to achieve this goal, depending on the size of the vessel, location, equipment and manpower available, and the reason behind doing it in the first place also influences the process.

In our example, a small sailing dinghy (14′ Mayflower) was being replicated. No plans or original moulds were available therefore the boat builder (Marcus Lewis) had to gather this information from existing examples. It was the first step in reviving a disappearing sailing class.

UNTIE THE LINES #9 – Charging Up The Batteries


Part 9 of WhiteSpotSpirate’s weekly sailing documentary, “Untie the Lines”:

“This week we are charging up our batteries in Bocas del Toro (Panama). A perfect short vacation with snorkeling, spearfishing and nice dinners with old and new friends before we head back to Shelter Bay to fix my good old Karl.”

What’s your story? – Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson sent us some photos of this gorgeous antique wooden boat for our photo contest, but we just had to show everyone his restoration of her on here! The photos above show this 34′ Marblehead Deck Cruiser from 1938 while she was being sanded, stripped, and repainted. She looks great back in the water!

UNTIE THE LINES #8- Bocas Break

Part 8 of WhiteSpotPirates’ “Untie the Lines” series; a weekly sailing documentary:

“After all the trouble with Karl’s engine breaking down, I decided to take a little break and help Miguel to transfer Arctic Front to Bocas. Dimitrios and I were ready for a little break because we had been working quite a bit on Karl. It was just the perfect passage…but see it yourself!”