Typical MP&G Restoration

rose rolloverOver the years, we have standardized our procedures for restoring sailing yachts. A complete restoration typically includes replacement of all of the frames and floor timbers, the deck, and other parts as needed. We generally remove the hull from its ballast and deadwood for access to floor timber bolts and centerboard trunk fastenings. Replacement of the deck and all of the frames allows us to use molds where necessary to re-establish the fairness of the hull, eliminating any hard spots caused by lines of broken frames, bilge stringers, and years of inadequate out-of-water support. With the deck and frames removed, we can also re-establish the original sheer line, which we feel is one of the primary factors that differentiates a restoration from a repair job.

A typical complete restoration of a small sailboat (under 30') follows these steps: