“Tirnanog” Herreshoff sloop, North Saanich, 2012-Ongoing
A personal family project, this Herreshoff designed sloop based on the classic H28 is one of the early boats to come out of the Orient shipyards in the 1960’s. Its previous owner had died and the boat had fallen into disrepair. Fortunately, the hull, deck, inboard engine and the cabin interior had mainly survived but the cockpit, cabin roof and the mast were either delaminating or had rot-pockets. A thorough overhaul of every inch of the boat is being performed and much of the damage that was sustained during its years of disrepair is being rebuilt. Due to its age and the owner’s wish for most – if not all – of the boat to remain original much custom woodwork and painstaking attention to detail has been needed.