Cruising Boat Build

January 13, 2008   

I spent last week down in Santa Ana (LA) working on a 40 foot cruising boat at Westerley Marine. I flew down to Westerley and tried to make some sense of the random parts that were thrown into the boat before it left the old yard. I inventoried the boat, cleaned it up, protected the woodwork that is in the boat and came up with some design ideas to make the beautiful lines of the boat evident. We will not be installing the metal work that makes it look a little like a sports fishing boat! The boat is now all put to bed awaiting a slot in the yard schedule to officially start the finish of the build. Meanwhile I have lots of shopping to do –┬árudder stocks, bearings, blades, refridgeration compressors, plates, wichard padeyes, masts, booms etc. I also have to put together a picture of how the jigsaw pieces go together as we don’t have many drawing of the boat. Luckily there are 14 completed boats out there I just have to find out how to get in touch with them.


2 Responses to “Cruising Boat Build”

  1. Hi Ashley,
    Its great to run into your site.
    We own a Saga 409, hull#3 named Adagio, currently on the hard in St. Augustine Fl. We are also looking for owners of Saga 409’s to trade information with…I have found a couple of other people/sources and am just beginning our search. E-mail us and lets talk…

  2. Kris- I own hull number #12 “Quiet Ride”, located in San Diego. It is an interesting process to figure the boat out, as I am sure you know. Would love to start some communications with other owners also.