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Restoration of S/V Sugar Magnolia

Hi! My fiancee and I posted on here ages ago about restoring a '62 Seafarer Meridian. We have had S/V Sugar Magnolia for 2 years now and only just this summer have the money to pull her out and restore her properly.

Repairs we made previous to spring/summer 2010:
1. Sand and varnish the mast
2. Glue, sand and varnish coamings
3. Sand and varnish lock box covers
4. Sand and varnished tiller

Port of call: Waterford CT, Niantic River
Moved Sugar Magnolia from Niantic River up CT River to Portland May 22nd hauled.
Since May 22nd:
1. Removed all hardware and wood
2. Sanded and varnished mast (needs another coat)
3. Sanded and varnished all wood including: eyebrows, toerails, cockpit locker lids, coamings, hatchboards and trim, sliding hatch, traveler wood, galley counter trim (fiddles), settee trim etc.
4. Bought mohogonee plywood and cut new pieces for all four cockpit locker lids and sliding hatch
5. Core repair port and starboard side decks
6. Sanded cabin, deck, hull (this was our biggest task, BELIEVE ME!!!)
7. Washed deck and hull with epoxy with fairing filler, 2333N etc. prep for primer
8. 2 coats of primer deck, hull, cabin (1 left to do on hull and cabin)

To do still:
1. Finish priming cabin and hull
2. Paint deck, cabin, and hull
3. Finish varnish coats on all wood including mast
4. Replace hardware, cockpit lockers, all wood, newly made hatch
5. Make cabinet door settee foot well?
6. New plywood insets under settees
7. Replace sink??
8. Sand and paint bottom
9. Raise mast with DIY A-frame
10. LAUNCH and sail back to Niantic River

Back in the water:
1. Extra replacements we didn't get to (sink, insets)
2. Anchor roller
3. Cover cushions (don't have money to replace right now)
4. Table with extra mohoganee plywood

Take a look at pictures, some are from when we first got the boat, some are from moving the boat and sailing the boat, any on land are recent from hauling in May up to now. Fully primed boat is from just this past weekend.

Flickr: acc05003's Photostream

-Ali and Kevin

We aren't superstitious, but...
-Lin and Larry Pardey

our rhodes meridian, s/v sugar magnolia:

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Looks like you've done a lot of nice work.
It's good that you are able to sail the boat while you are working on her.
Don't worry about finishing everything.
It's a boat you'll never be done.
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Lookin' good. Congrats on your progress!
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Hey, don't know if you'll receive this, if the forum will email you that you've had a reply since it has been some time since this post; but, just purchased a Rhode's Meridian and am going in 2 days to pick her up. Just a few technical questions... thanks, please email me: jonathanwalshatmacdotcom

"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: ... we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." O.W.H

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