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Page 4. MAINE BOATBUILDERS SHOW Lecture Schedule


2:45 - 3:30 WHO’S BUILDING WHAT BOATS IN MAINE? With Jon Johansen, Maine Coastal News. Whether it’s a power or sailing yacht, commercial fi shing boat, or sportfi shing boat, if it’s under construction or restoration, Jon probably knows about it. Slideshow and behind the scenes info. www.mainescoast.com/mcn, webmas- ter@MainesCoast.com


SUNDAY MARCH 20, 2015


11:00 - 12:00 SHIPWRIGHT AND CAULKING TOOLS, Jeff Pearson. Jeff was a shipwright with Mystic Seaport Museum for 16 years. Vessels that have benefi tted from his expertise include: whaleship Charles W Morgan, Steamship Sabino, sloop Regina M, sardine carrier (now passenger schooner) Sylvina W. Beal and others. Jeff now shares his knowledge of marine carpentry and related hand tools through his business J. Pearson Antiques. www.JPearsonAntiques.com, rjpearson@snet.net


12:15 - 1:15 THE MERITS OF BUILDING WITH WOOD v. FIBERGLASS, with Richard Stanley, Master Boat Builder. Fiberglass hulls have proven to be hard on a fi sherman’s body. Fiberglass doesn’t absorb vibration; it just passes it through the hull. A wood hull absorbs vibration and gives an easier rolling motion that’s a more comfortable working platform. Combine a wooden hull with a fi berglass top for ease of maintenance. Richard has been building boats for most of his life. www.richardstanleycustomboats.com, lorraine@richardstanleyboats.com


1:30 - 2:30 ALTERNATORS AND CHARGING SYSTEMS, with Chris Stevens and Tim Bock of Balmer Marine Charging Systems. The benefi ts, pros & cons when upgrading your marine charging system. www.amconet.com, cstevens@amconet.com


2:45 - 3:45 HOW TO BUILD A WOODEN STAND UP PADDLE BOARD, with Kyle Schaefer of Tidal Roots Stand Up Paddle Boards. Tidal Roots can build you a hand-crafted wooden board, but if you prefer, come see how to join the handmade movement and build your own SUP – which comes with all the internal, CNC-cut ribs and spar for you to get right to work. This is an intro talk to building a sustainably-crafted board that is rugged enough to take a coastal beating. www.tidalroots.com, kyle@tidalroots.com


OFFSITE CLASSIC YAWL BLUE HERON RESTORATION


THE NEW PORTLAND YACHT SERVICES BOAT YARD Friday 10AM-4PM, Saturday 10AM-3PM, Sunday 10AM- 3PM


Portland Yacht Services is refurbishing a 44-foot Sparkman & Stephens 1935 wooden yawl at its new boat yard and available for you to stop by for a look. Blue Heron was built by Lemos Brothers, Rhode Island. Currently, the deck is off and interior removed. Most


Continued from Page 1. This Stanley 36 is being refurbished at Edgecomb Boat Works in Edgecomb to look like new.


built to commercial boats. Williams also did not limit himself to


just the Stanley line. He fi nished off a 42 foot Ocean Cruising Yacht that was partially complete when they closed the doors in the mid-1980s. Another boat they fi nished was the 44 foot ketch CHERBINI, which came just as a hull, deck and engine. In the late 1980s, they fi nished out seven Christmas Cove 21s. John added, “It is very hard to build these boats, do a very nice job, and make any money.” This company works in three depart-


of the frames are being replaced, along with the forefoot, sternpost and some planks. The Blue Heron project is available for viewing during select times. Carpentry will be on hand working and will be happy to answer questions. The project will be convenient to check out if you are parking at our new yard for the show and taking the shuttle to the show ($5). Or, just stop by for a few minutes without paying to have a look – 100 West Commercial Street. Enter the large red building on the west side nearest the waterfront. Other boats inside for maintena nce may also be available for walk-arounds.


Hall of Fame John Williams


ments: boatbuilding, fi berglass shop and storage and repair. Over the last 25 years they have expanded their storage capabil- ities by adding more inside storage space. When the number of new boats to build decreased they focused on storage and repair and have gained a fi ne reputation doing this. Presently they are building a 38-foot


one-off cruiser, whose hull was designed by Doug Zurn of Marblehead. Her stations have been set up and they will have the hull fi nished this spring. When you are looking for a fi nely fi tted


out lobster yacht John M Williams is one builder you should not overlook!


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