Kingfisher 20 Mark II.
Bought last April by my brother. After letting the boat age a bit more it was time to get to work.
This April we have started rebuilding her.
Telling the story with pictures. Here are the photos from the previous owner, in the craigslist ad.
Check out the home made rudder. Whittled out of a solid piece of wood, and clad in fiberglass.
Aft end with her old-new name. The red paint looks a lot better in pictures than it does up close and personal.
Plenty of dents and dings in the gelcoat. Looks like it was repairable but I guess the previous owners wanted it red.
Now we have in the yard, and with warm weather have gotten the bug to start working on it. A couple of small projects and new rigging, will have this little pocket cruiser ready to go.
Now looking at the interior from the cockpit. The interior is the original blue, and intact. A few holes from previously mounted bits and bobs.
Really pretty nice inside. A few bits of tinned wire and a new battery and this will be a bright nice boat.
Looks like it will need a new compass though.
Welcome to the Kitchen.
Somehow the companionway bridge was damaged, and mostly
repaired by someone. A quick project to cover us in fiberglass dust, but nothing tough here at all.
I already have a couple of surplus stoves from SV Sunflower's kitchen, so this one is going to be quick to kit out.
Most aggravating part is going to be replacing the drains, plumbing and pumps for the sink. It had nice whale-pumps, but they are seized up solid. Hopefully they still make a rebuild kit for them.
Still poking around for the Hull Number. Unfortunately somebody pulled the original hull number plates off the boat, and replaced them with an assigned OHIO number.
Only old looking number left is this one, found in the aft locker beside the fuel tank. Seems like the painters left it uncovered when the bilges were painted.
More to follow. We are going through the sails, and the boxes of random loot what always accumulates in boats.
The plan is to get it ready to sail lake Erie, in May or June.
For now the biggest battle is finding information on this specific boat, and info in general, since the Owners Association doesn't seem to be as active as it once was.