Where have all the DIY Boat Yards gone?
Yards where Wooden Boat enthusiasts can work on their own boats are becoming increasingly rare.
it seems loves to
see Wooden Boats afloat.
rules and regulations are making it almost impossible
for Wooden Boat owners to find somewhere where they can restore and
maintain their own boats, so as to keep them afloat.
Others are finding themselves in an insurance Catch 22 situation.
Larry in Florida has a problem with "Descanse II" a 1968 Chris Craft
Constelation which he intends to restore.
But how to get her out of the water. "They
won't haul without insurance and we can't get insurance without an out
of water survey."
Even those who work on the boats in their own back yards are
not free from bureaucratic interference.
I know of at least one boat of historical importance, which
the owner, after a good deal of painstaking restoration was reduced to
destroying due to the intransigence of local authority
If you know of a Wooden Boat Friendly DIY boat yard, marina or other facilities where the DIY'er is welcome please let us know so others may be able to benefit.
And let's celebrate them for helping us to help ourselves.
And if you haven't already done so please tell us about Your Wooden Boat.
Rick is desperately looking for somewhere to refit his 1949 Ed monk 43ft motor yacht “Orphan Jewel” in the Spokane, Coeur d Alene, Idaho area.
Sonny and Jennifer want to know about facilities in the Portland area for their Chris Craft Sea Skiff.
Below are recommendations from others who have been lucky enough to find somewhere suitable.
Ridge Wharf Yacht Centre, Wareham, Dorset, UK
Recommended by Hannah
Wooden Boat Shop, LLC. Cincinnati, OH.
Submitted by Butch Davis, Owner.
The shipyard, Astillero Nacional, SA, in the fishing port of Vacamonte, Panama, welcomes Wooden Boats.
The Wooden Boat Centre, Melbourne, Australia not only builds wooden boats but provides the facilities, tuition and support for individuals to build their own boats.
Bay Vancouver Island.BC Canada.
Submitted by Cal
Boatyard and Marina in Ponce Inlet, FL
Submitted by Don and Silvana
Bayside Marina in Fair Haven, NY, USA, has been submitted by Susan.
The Wooden Boat Centre Tasmania, at Franklin, on the banks of the Huon River, southwest of Hobart, Tasmania.
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